Year: 1999 Source: Current Directions in Psychological Science, v.8, no.4, (August 1999), p.128-132 SIEC No: 20030445

The authors present evidence that negative cognitive styles do indeed confer vulnerability to clinically significant depressive disorders and suicidality, and discuss possible developmental antecedents of cognitive vulnerability to depression. The authors consider the issue of stability vs. change in cognitive vulnerability to depression and discuss the broader implications of their findings for mental and physicial health. (14 refs)