Stressful life events interacting with cognitive/personality styles to predict late-onset major depression Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Health Expenditures
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Medicare
  • Terminal Care


  • The current work evaluated the interaction of life stressors with cognitive/personality styles in predicting late-onset depression in 42 elderly outpatients with DSM-IV unipolar Major Depression and 42 nondepressed controls. Control subjects were matched to cases on age, sex, race, and years of education. As suggested by Beck's cognitive theory of depression, a multivariate model indicated that specific stressful-event types interacted with specific cognitive/personality styles in strongly predicting depression onset, adjusting for the positive associations of medical illness and reduced physical functioning with depression.

publication date

  • January 2002



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00019442-200205000-00009

PubMed ID

  • 11994217

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 297

end page

  • 304


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