The Effect of Self-Compassion on the Development of Depression Symptoms in a Non-clinical Sample

  title={The Effect of Self-Compassion on the Development of Depression Symptoms in a Non-clinical Sample},
  author={Filip Raes},
  • F. Raes
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Mindfulness
Self-compassion, or the ability to kindly accept oneself while suffering, is a topic of significant and growing scientific interest. Past research has shown, for example, that self-compassion is associated with less concurrent depression. So far, however, it remained untested whether self-compassion also prospectively predicts depression symptoms. Three hundred and forty-seven first-year psychology students (303 women; 44 men), ages 17–36, completed measures of self-compassion and depression… Expand

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