A review of the literature on the characteristics and current status of "modern type depression" and perspectives for future research.
Inoue, Hagino Tokushima University
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Departmental Bulletin Paper
“Modern-type depression” is the syndrome with symptoms of depression, has different characteristic from traditional depression. These characteristics are pointed out that younger, feeling for stress to social rules, being depressive only situation that being at workplace, feeling better when they away from work, and blaming others of their bad conditions. Previous studies have focused exclusively on the individual's internal factors for the causes of modern type depression. “modern type depressive” people are susceptible to misunderstandings due to the variability of symptoms and behavior outside the workplace. In addition, they are more prone to interpersonal problems. It has been suggested that these behaviors and problems are due to their blaming others. In this paper we suggested that the "blaming others" nature of modern type depressive people may function as stress coping for them. As a means of modifying such coping, we discussed the necessity of devising an intervention approach to promote the acquisition of the other's viewpoint.
Journal of Human Sciences
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