Comorbidity between Depression and the Results of Mortality
Department of Experimental Psychology, Bristol University, UK
- *Corresponding Author:
- Wendy Thomson
Department of Experimental Psychology
Bristol University, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 06, 2016; Accepted date: June 17, 2016; Published date: June 21, 2016
Citation: Thomson W (2016) Comorbidity between Depression and the Results of Mortality. J Depress Anxiety 5: 236. doi:10.4200/2167-1044.1000236
Copyright: © 2016 Thomson W. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
1.1 Introduction: The present study examined the relationship between personality profiles and self-defeating ideation and behaviour. The present study examines depression as a psychological condition that is related to self-defeating patterns of thought and behaviour. 1.2 Method: The present study utilized data from 159 participants. A substantial portion of the sample received psychiatric care for depression: 34.2% of the sample received treatment for depression, while the 65.8% of the sample did not receive psychiatric treatment for depression 1.3 Results: Higher levels of Neuroticism were associated with heightened levels of self-defeating ideation, particularly if high Neuroticism was combined with Introversion. 1.4 Conclusions: The findings suggest that the study of temperament, and its relationship with self-defeating behaviour, may increase our understanding of the association between clinically severe depression and premature death from natural causes.