Bioscience

Depression, poor social skills are linked

July 8, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: UA News] – Depression is widely accepted as a medical diagnosis, but focusing exclusively on the biological side misses important points about why people become depressed.

Chris Segrin, who heads the UA’s communication department, argues for a more expansive understanding of depression, one that merges its biological and social influences.

He has authored a chapter, “Depressive Disorders and Interpersonal Processes,” that focuses on the influence of social skills deficits and interpersonal connections.

For more information: Depression, Poor Social Skills Are Linked