Psychosocial Aspects of Course and Outcome in Depressive Illness

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“Psychosocial” is an umbrella term with very little meaning in itself. It is, therefore, necessary to be as specific as possible when “psychosocial” factors are discussed in relation to research on the course of depressive disorders. Personality factors, the classical social variables of sex, social class, or marital status, as well as more complex phenomena, such as life events, social network, or social support, all can be subsumed under the label “psychosocial.”


Psychosocial Factor Psychosocial Variable Depressive Illness Psychosocial Aspect Positive Life Event 
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  1. 1.Psychiatrische UniversitätsklinikViennaAustria

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