Well-being in Major Depression and Social Phobia with and without Comorbidity

Wersebe, Hanna and Lieb, Roselind and Meyer, Andrea H. and Miché, Marcel and Mikoteit, Thorsten and Imboden, Christian and Hoyer, Jürgen and Bader, Klaus and Hatzinger, Martin and Gloster, Andrew T.. (2018) Well-being in Major Depression and Social Phobia with and without Comorbidity. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 18 (3). pp. 201-208.

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Background/Objective : Lower levels in well-being have been observed in individuals with Major Depression (MDD) and Social Phobia (SP), but well-planned direct comparisons with control individuals, not suffering from a mental disorder, are lacking. Furthermore, MDD is highly comorbid with anxiety disorders, and SP with depressive disorders. This study is among the first to examine differences in well-being in individuals with a clinical diagnosis of MDD or SP compared to individuals with no such diagnosis and to test differences in well-being within the combined diagnostic categories respective with and without anxiety-depressive comorbidity. Method : Participants were 119 individuals with a diagnosis of MDD, 47 SP and 118 controls. Results : Results revealed that overall well-being as well as emotional, psychological, and social well-being were lower in the MDD and SP group compared to the control group. Individuals with comorbidity reported lower well-being than individuals without comorbidity. Conclusions : These findings have clinical implications as presence of comorbidity may require a different therapeutic approach than with no comorbidity.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Clinical Psychology and Intervention Science (Gloster)
UniBasel Contributors:Lieb, Roselind and Gloster, Andrew
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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