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Social support and protection from depression: systematic review of current findings in Western countries.

Authors
  • Gariépy, Geneviève1
  • Honkaniemi, Helena1
  • Quesnel-Vallée, Amélie2
  • 1 Geneviève Gariépy, PhD, Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Helena Honkaniemi, BSc, International Research Infrastructure on Social Inequalities in Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, MSc, PhD, International Research Infrastructure on Social Inequalities in Health, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, and Department of Sociology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • 2 Geneviève Gariépy, PhD, Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Helena Honkaniemi, BSc, International Research Infrastructure on Social Inequalities in Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, MSc, PhD, International Research Infrastructure on Social Inequalities in Health, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, and Department of Sociology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Publication Date
October 2016
Volume
209
Issue
4
Pages
284–293
Identifiers
PMID: 27445355
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Knowledge gaps remain due to social support measurement heterogeneity and to evidence of reverse causality bias.

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