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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 165-171

Influence of Stressful Life Events and Coping Strategies in Depression

1 Resident Doctor, Department of Psychiatry, SMS. Medical College, Jaipur, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, S.M.S., Medical College, Jaipur, India
3 Associate Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

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Y K Satija
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The influence of stressful life events and coping strategies was studied in 50 depressed and 50 non-depressed persons. It was observed that depressives experienced significantly more stressful life events and were also using significantly more avoidance coping strategies as compared to their non-depressed counterparts. The moderate and severely depressed patients were exposed to more stressful life events and were using more avoidance coping strategies as compared to mildly depressed patients.



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