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Depression and Relationships

  • By: Chris Segrin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Depression is a pervasive psychosocial problem that is a constellation of cognitive (e.g., difficulty concentrating), vegetative (e.g., loss of appetite), and affective (e.g., sad mood) symptoms. About 10 to 15 percent of the population will experience an episode of clinical ...

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