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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 7605893, 8 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7605893
Research Article

The Role of Rumination and Stressful Life Events in the Relationship between the Qi Stagnation Constitution and Depression in Women: A Moderated Mediation Model

1Center of Mental Health Education and Research, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China
2Department of Psychology, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China
3Clinical Psychological Center, Psychiatric Hospital of Jiangxi Province, Nanchang 330000, China
4Nanchang Institute of Technology, Nanchang 330000, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Mingfan Liu

Received 10 January 2017; Revised 22 May 2017; Accepted 31 May 2017; Published 3 July 2017

Academic Editor: Loren Toussaint

Copyright © 2017 Mingfan Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The qi stagnation constitution is associated with depression in traditional Chinese medicine. It is unclear how rumination and stressful life events affect the relationship between the qi stagnation constitution and depression. The Qi Stagnation Constitution Scale, Ruminative Response Scale, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, and Adolescent Self-Rating Life Events Checklist were used to assess this association in 1200 female college students. The results revealed that the qi stagnation constitution was positively associated with depression. Furthermore, rumination was a partial mediator of the relationship between the qi stagnation constitution and depression. In addition, stressful life events moderated the direct effect and mediating effect of the qi stagnation constitution on depression. These findings indicate that rumination and stressful life events may affect the relationship between the qi stagnation constitution and depression in women.