Depression Research and Treatment

Temperament and Character Domains of Personality and Depression


Publishing date
01 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2011

1Kitamura Institute of Mental Health Tokyo, 8-12-4-305 Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

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

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

4Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Ullevaal University Hospital, 0407 Oslo, Norway

5Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand


Temperament and Character Domains of Personality and Depression

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 a correlate 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. Potential topics 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: 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

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 765691
  • - Editorial

Temperament and Character Domains of Personality and Depression

Toshinori Kitamura | C. Robert Cloninger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 749640
  • - Research Article

An Increase of the Character Function of Self-Directedness Is Centrally Involved in Symptom Reduction during Remission from Major Depression

Jaap G. Goekoop | Remco F. P. De Winter | Rutger Goekoop
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 730295
  • - Research Article

Temperament and Character in Psychotic Depression Compared with Other Subcategories of Depression and Normal Controls

Jaap G. Goekoop | Remco F. P. De Winter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 296026
  • - Research Article

Early Life Stress and Child Temperament Style as Predictors of Childhood Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Andrew J. Lewis | Craig A. Olsson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 198591
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Temperament and Character on Symptoms of Depression in a Chinese Nonclinical Population

Zi Chen | Xi Lu | Toshinori Kitamura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 194732
  • - Research Article

Eating Disorders and Major Depression: Role of Anger and Personality

Abbate-Daga Giovanni | Gramaglia Carla | ... | Fassino Secondo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 431314
  • - Research Article

Personality Profiles Identify Depressive Symptoms over Ten Years? A Population-Based Study

Kim Josefsson | Päivi Merjonen | ... | Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 893873
  • - Research Article

Cognitive and Affective Correlates of Temperament in Parkinson's Disease

Graham Pluck | Richard G. Brown
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 356428
  • - Research Article

The Relationship between Personality and Depression in Expectant Parents

Elda Andriola | Michela Di Trani | ... | Renato Donfrancesco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 909076
  • - Research Article

Exposure to Community Violence, Psychopathology, and Personality Traits in Russian Youth

Roman Koposov | Vladislav Ruchkin
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