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Journal Article

Long-term depression following stressful life events: feeling ‘worthless’ shows the slowest recovery

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Publication date

Jul 2019

Summary

This paper uses a UK panel study dataset, to investigate effects of stressful ‘life events’ on mental health. Various events – including poverty, unemployment, and illness – increase the risk of depression. There may be delayed effects of a stressful event: many people experience a slow recovery from depression. This paper reports evidence that in ‘General Health Questionnaire’ GHQ-12, feeling ‘worthless’ shows the slowest recovery after a harmful event: up to about nine years. Evidence in this paper is reported as charts, showing gradual recovery from traumatic events; and regression analysis. These charts are broadly consistent with regression results.

Published in

Archives of Psychology

Volume

3

ISSN

16

Subjects

Psychology, Unemployment, Poverty, Well Being, Health, and Life Course Analysis

Links

https://archivesofpsychology.org/index.php/aop/article/view/118

Notes

Open Access

#547149


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