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Volume 82 Issue 4 (December 2009), Pages 355-466

Relationship between coping with negative life‐events and psychopathology: Major depression and borderline personality disorder (pages 421-425)

  • Author(s): Katja Wingenfeld, Christoph Mensebach, Nina Rullkoetter, Nicole Schlosser, Camille Schaffrath, Thomas Beblo, Martin Driessen
  • Published 24 Dec 2010
  • DOI: 10.1348/147608309X452416

Ninety psychiatric in‐patients and 73 controls have been asked about their coping styles to negative life‐events. Patients reported more emotion‐oriented coping than controls. Emotion‐oriented coping style was positively correlated with psychopathology, while task‐oriented coping was negatively correlated with psychopathology in events which the participants had difficulties dealing with.

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