Social inhibition as a mediator of neuroticism and depression in the elderly Full Text
BMC Geriatrics, 08/03/2012
Wongpakaran N et al. – The variables found to be significantly associated with depression were a younger age, as well as lower levels of intellectual skill, social inhibition and inversed emotional stability (neuroticism). It was found that a lack of emotional stability is, along with a younger age, the strongest predictor of depressive symptoms, but can be mediated by social inhibition.