Open access Macedonian journal of medical sciences 2017 02 065(1) 48-53 doi 10.3889/oamjms.2017.022
The depressive disorder is one of the most frequent mental disorders, which is often associated with severe dysfunctionality. Personality traits are considered as important factors for the occurrence of depressive disorder.
To determine the specificity of personality dimensions as predictive factors of depressive disorder.
This research was conducted at the University Psychiatric Clinic Skopje as a "case-control" study. TCI-R (temperament and character inventory – revised) was used as the main research instrument.
There are specific personality traits expressed through high scores of Harm Avoidance and low scores of Self -Directedness traits as predictive factors related to an incidence of the depressive disorder.
The results of this study show that certain personal traits, and more specific HA and SD, are with a specific predictability of the depressive disorder.