Volume 9, Issue 2 (11-2003)                   IJPCP 2003, 9(2): 49-55 | Back to browse issues page

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Bakhshani N M, Birashk B, Atefvahid M K, Bolhari J. Correlation of Social Support and Negative Life Events with Depression. IJPCP. 2003; 9 (2) :49-55
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-190-en.html
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Objectives:This study assessed correlation of negative life events and perceived level of social sup- port 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 t-test 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 per- ceived social support in the depressed subjects was significantly lower than that of the non dep-ressed group.

Results:In general,the results showed the impact of negative life events and the modulating influ-ence of social support in affliction or intensity of depression.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/10/22

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