Subjective social support and depressive symptoms in major depression: separate phenomena or epiphenomena.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

One hundred and twenty-five middle-aged and elderly adults suffering from a major depressive episode were evaluated during the index episode and at six and twelve month follow-up. Subjective (emotional) social support and depressive symptoms (CES-D) were evaluated during each interview. Contigency table and correlation analyses reveal that subjective support and depressive symptoms are interrelated but separate constructs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Blazer, D; Hughes, DC

Published Date

  • 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 203

PubMed ID

  • 1779416

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3956

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0022-3956(91)90024-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England