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Handedness and depression in university students: a sex by handedness interaction

Handedness and depression in university students: a sex by handedness interaction

Brain and Cognition 46(1-2): 125-129

Previous research has indicated that there is an increased incidence of left-handedness in samples of depressed individuals. We administered the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) to a sample of 541 undergraduate students. Left-handed males showed significant elevation of BDI scores. It is unlikely that this result is due to decreased right hemisphere activity or sex-role conflicts. However, one possibility is that known differences in male steroid hormones levels between right- and left-handers contributed to this effect. Press

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PMID: 11527310

DOI: 10.1016/s0278-2626(01)80048-8

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