Lonely at heart and stressed in company of Others: the influence of daily life social experiences and emotions on depression

Mark B.N. van Winkel

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal prepared


Social interaction plays an important role in the development and treatment of depressive symptoms. By zooming in on daily life, we can identify incremental building blocks that contribute to the development of depression. This dissertation examined the interaction between genetic vulnerability and social stress sensitivity in the development of depressive symptoms. It also examined the link between loneliness and other social experiences that may contribute to an increase in depressive symptoms. Finally, we identified differences in stress sensitivity among people whose depressive symptoms were and were not in remission after treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Peeters, Frenk, Supervisor
  • Myin-Germeys, I.Y.R., Supervisor, External person
  • Wichers, Marieke, Supervisor, External person
Award date2 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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