Professor Jonathan Finch defines neuroticism, a measure of emotional stability that correlates with depression.
There is a personality trait, called neuroticism, which is basically a measure of emotional stability, how much you might get upset in certain situations. And we know that that correlates very highly to the susceptibility of people to become depressed. Because it is a trait measure, in other words, it will always be there whateverâ€™s going on, whatever state youâ€™re in, its a more stable measure than depression itself, which is something that happens to you occasionally.
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