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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY   Fall 2003 , Volume 9 , Number 2 (34); Page(s) 49 To 55.
 
Paper: 

CORRELATION OF SOCIAL SUPPORT AND NEGATIVE LIFE EVENTS WITH DEPRESSION

 
 
Author(s):  BAKHSHANI N.*, BIRASHK B., ATEF VAHID M., BOU ALHARI J.
 
* Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services. Imam Khomeini St. Comprehensive Psychiatric Center of Zahedan, Zahedan, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Objectives: This study assessed correlation of negative life events and perceived level of social support with intensity of depression in depressed and non-depressed groups.

Method: 153 participants composed two groups of subjects 91 in the depressed and 62 in the non depressed group. They all were evaluated by BDI LES and ISSB. The data were analyzed by Mest and correlation coefficient.
Findings: In both groups there is a positive correlation between negative life events with depression and there is a negative correlation between perceived social support and depression. Furthermore the comparison of the mean scores of the occurred stressful events in both groups indicated that the depressed subjects experienced negative events more frequently. Additionally the mean score of perceived social support in the depressed subjects was significantly lower than that of the non-depressed group.
Results: In general the results showed the impact of negative life events and the modulating influence of social support in affliction or intensity of depression.

 
Keyword(s): DEPRESSION, STRESS, NEGATIVE LIFE EVENTS, SOCIAL SUPPORT
 
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