Moment-to-Moment Transfer of Positive Emotions in Daily Life Predicts Future Course of Depression in Both General Population and Patient Samples
Höhn, Petra × Menne-Lothmann, Claudia Peeters, Frenk Nicolson, Nancy A Jacobs, Nele Derom, Cathérine Thiery, Evert van Os, Jim Wichers, Marieke #
Public Library of Sciene
PLoS One vol:8 issue:9 pages:e75655
Positive affect (PA) is closely linked to prevention of, and recovery from, depression. Previous studies have investigated PA reactivity to pleasant situations with respect to its protective properties in relation to mood disorder. The purpose of this study was to examine, and replicate, whether moment-to-moment transfer of PA in daily life (PA persistence) is relevant to the prediction of future course of depression.