Le rétablissement et les représentations sociales de la dépression chez des personnes souffrant ou ayant souffert d'un épisode dépressif : un projet pilote

Authors: Ouellet, Alexandra
Advisor: St-Onge, Myreille
Abstract: This study had for principal goal to characterize how the concept of social representation of depression fit in, evolve or influence the recovery of people who are suffering or suffered of a depressive episode by elaborating the profile of two groups of persons. This research have been led close by 25 participants, 12 of whom stating they have fully recovered and 13 who considered themselves as advanced in their recovery process. The data collection have been made with quantitative questionnaires that evaluated depression, self-stigma, recovery and hope dispositional. The study also included a qualitative part by the associative network method and by open questions about their episode of depression. Overall, the results point out that the social representations of depression are connoted mainly negatively but those of the group composed of individuals who considerate themselves recovered include a greater part of positive words comparatively of neutral words. Regarding recovery, it remains that its definition is quite personal. The most determinant element of recovery that the participants have recalled is the support of their relatives, which bring out the importance of the openness of the entourage during the unveiling of a mental disorder. Furthermore, the hope dispositional is the most correlate variable with recovery. Therefore, the hope of getting better would be an important vector of recovery. Finally, regarding stigmatisation, the persons living or having lived a depression show a high level of self-stigmatisation, especially regarding shame, self-blame and social inadequateness, regardless of their advancement in their recovery. However, it’s encouraging to note that the participants do not experience much help seeking inhibition.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 7 May 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/34746
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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