Data collection was supported by USPHS Grants MH 13738, MH 15650, and MH 17728, from the National Institute of Mental Health. Collaborative data were provided by Gerald L. Klerman, M.D., and Alberto DiMascio, Ph.D.
WORK ROLE AND DEPRESSION IN WOMEN
A Comparison of Workers and Housewives in Treatment
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
1975 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 45, Issue 4, pages 538–548, July 1975
How to Cite
Mostow, E. and Newberry, P. (1975), WORK ROLE AND DEPRESSION IN WOMEN. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 45: 538–548. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1975.tb01184.x
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
Comparison of a patient population of depressed housewives with a matched group of depressed working women revealed some significant differences in social functioning in relation to work roles. The psychological benefits of outside employment have been widely discussed in relation to middle-class and upper-class women; this study indicates that, for women of lower socioeconomic status, work may also have a protective psychological effect.