The association between social support and course of depression: is it confounded with personality?

@article{Lara1997TheAB,
  title={The association between social support and course of depression: is it confounded with personality?},
  author={Muria Lara and J B Leader and Daniel N. Klein},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={
          478-82
        }
}
A number of studies have indicated that social support is associated with the course of depression. However, none of these studies have ruled out the potentially confounding effects of personality factors, such as neuroticism. The authors examined whether social support was related to the course of depression after controlling for neuroticism and several possible confounding clinical variables. Participants were 59 patients meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American… CONTINUE READING
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