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Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by Antoniastar
A positive affect is actually quite powerful at overcoming the effects that negative affect can have on the body.While the undoing hypothesis is a fairly recent theory there is evidence to suggest that it works in the physical realm. In 2000 Fredrickson et al. released a paper that showed that while negative affect can raise heart rate, blood sugar, suppress certain immune functions, which can lead to long term problems, prolonged positive affect can easily bring a person back to their baseline. I did some research into how it works with cognitive deficits caused by negative affect, but had problems finding a proper cognitive task.
Originally posted by Onet Wosix
People who suffer with depression die younger and suffer with more physical diseases than somebody with without depression.
Interesting, but do the physical diseases cause the depression, or does the depression cause the diseases?
edit on 8-9-2010 by Onet Wosix because: misspellings