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Vol 7, No 3 (2010)
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Published online: 2010-07-19
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Psychological factors in depression

Magdalena Michalska-Leśniewicz, Wojciech Gruszczyński
Psychiatria 2010;7(3):95-103.

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Vol 7, No 3 (2010)
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Published online: 2010-07-19

Abstract

Epidemiological studies indicate that the number of patients suffering from depression have risen. Therefore, an interest in depressive disorders has also increased. Depressive disorders are of many-sided and complex nature and thus a comprehensive study of depression conditions requires more and more numerous analyses in this respect.
A disease such as depression is strictly correlated with patient’s psychosocial functional behaviour. Accordingly, the objective of this article is the description of selected psychological factors of significant importance in the case of depressive disorders. In this context, the following variables are discussed: selected personality features, beliefs and expectations, social support, coping strategies in difficult circumstances and risk of suicidal behaviour.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 3: 95-103

Abstract

Epidemiological studies indicate that the number of patients suffering from depression have risen. Therefore, an interest in depressive disorders has also increased. Depressive disorders are of many-sided and complex nature and thus a comprehensive study of depression conditions requires more and more numerous analyses in this respect.
A disease such as depression is strictly correlated with patient’s psychosocial functional behaviour. Accordingly, the objective of this article is the description of selected psychological factors of significant importance in the case of depressive disorders. In this context, the following variables are discussed: selected personality features, beliefs and expectations, social support, coping strategies in difficult circumstances and risk of suicidal behaviour.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 3: 95-103
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Keywords

psychological factors; depression; personality

About this article
Title

Psychological factors in depression

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 7, No 3 (2010)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

95-103

Published online

2010-07-19

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2010;7(3):95-103.

Keywords

psychological factors
depression
personality

Authors

Magdalena Michalska-Leśniewicz
Wojciech Gruszczyński

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