oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Attributional style in a West African sample: implications for the depressive experience and beyond

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



Depression has long been diagnosis surrounded by controversy in the international arena and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where account of depression have widely varied. The present study represents a modest contribution to the unravelling of this clinical conundrum. The possible role of causal attribution is explored in relation to the reported relative absence of guilt, diminished self-esteem and suicidal behaviour characteristic of depression in Africa.

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