Depression Research and Treatment

Temperament and Character Domains of Personality and Depression 2012


Publishing date
05 Oct 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 May 2012

1Department of Clinical Behavioural Sciences, Kumamoto University, 860-8555 Kumamoto, Japan

2Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA

3Faculty of Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, 20132 Milan, Italy

4Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Ulleval University Hospital, 0424 Oslo, Norway


Temperament and Character Domains of Personality and Depression 2012

Description

Depression study has seen a revolutionary change since the introduction of personality concept of temperament and character proposed by C. R. Cloninger. Harm avoidance, a temperament domain, and self-directedness, a character domain, are the two that are often referred to as correlates of clinical depression. Yet other domains of temperament and character have been studied as correlates of depression. Data from epidemiological studies provided an insight into the effects of age and gender on the chronological changes of temperament and character. Twin studies cast light on the extent of genetic contribution to the development of temperament and character. Prediction of depression treatment may be available from the profiles of temperament and character. Other correlates of depression such as early life environment and personality disorders may be interwoven with the complex ties of personality and depression.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the new extension of conceptual argument and empirical data on the link between personality and depression. This special issue will become a compilation of the newest data of this fast-growing area of psychiatric and psychological research. The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • The concept of the temperament and character
  • Factor structure and other measurement issues of temperament and character
  • Correlations of temperament and character with clinical depression and its subtypes
  • Possible mediation of the effects of a variety of risk factors on the onset of depression via temperament and character
  • Depression treatment (drug treatment and psychotherapy) response predicted by temperament and character
  • Suicidality and temperament and character
  • Prediction of future depression by temperament and character in a prospective cohort study
  • Determinants of depression-related temperament and character

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/drt/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 946725
  • - Editorial

Temperament and Character Domains of Personality and Depression 2012

Toshinori Kitamura | C. Robert Cloninger | ... | Jörg Richter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 204741
  • - Research Article

Personality and Major Depression among Directly Exposed Survivors of the Oklahoma City Bombing

Carol S. North | C. Robert Cloninger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 469384
  • - Research Article

Effect of Affective Temperaments Assessed by the TEMPS-A on the Relationship between Work-Related Stressors and Depressive Symptoms among Workers in Their Twenties to Forties in Japan

Maki Tei-Tominaga | Tsuyoshi Akiyama | Yoshie Sakai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 604684
  • - Research Article

Effects of Temperament and Character Profiles on State and Trait Depression and Anxiety: A Prospective Study of a Japanese Youth Population

Xi Lu | Zi Chen | ... | Takahiko Katoh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 160905
  • - Research Article

Predicting Depression with Psychopathology and Temperament Traits: The Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort

Jouko Miettunen | Matti Isohanni | ... | Juha Veijola
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 593068
  • - Research Article

Does Personality Predict Depression and Use of an Internet-Based Intervention for Depression among Adolescents?

Hans Christian B. Vangberg | Kjersti R. Lillevoll | ... | Martin Eisemann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 925372
  • - Research Article

Temperament, Character, and Adolescents' Depressive Symptoms: Focusing on Affect

Danilo Garcia | Nóra Kerekes | ... | Trevor Archer
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