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Humiliation and Depression

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Humiliation and Depression

Humiliation and Depression

Humiliation and Depression

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NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Kenneth Kendler, professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and co-author of a new study on the relationships between loss, humiliation and depression. Findings from the study suggest that major depression in people is not only caused by loss, but humiliating events like being abandoned by a romantic partner. The study was published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

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