The generation of life events in recurrent and non-recurrent depression.

  title={The generation of life events in recurrent and non-recurrent depression.},
  author={Kate Leslie Harkness and Scott M. Monroe and Anne D. Simons and Michael E. Thase},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={29 1},
BACKGROUND The stress generation hypothesis proposed by Hammen (1991) holds that depressed individuals generate stressful conditions for themselves, which lead to recurrence. The original test of this hypothesis compared dependent life events in women with recurrent depression to medical and normal controls. Two further research questions emerged from this work: (a) do individuals with a history of many depressive episodes generate more dependent life events than depressives with fewer episodes… CONTINUE READING

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