Marital stress can make people more vulnerable to depression

Updated: Apr 26, 2014, 12:15 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: If you are phobic of getting hitched, you have another reason for not entering the wed-lock as marital stress may make people more vulnerable to depression.

A new study suggests that people who experience chronic marital stress are less able to savour positive experiences. It's not all wedded bliss. It is a fact that people, who are in happy marriages, don`t fall sick often and enjoy more good health.

The researchers thought chronic marital stress could provide a good model for how other common daily stressors may lead to depression and similar conditions.

The study is published in the Journal of Psychophysiology.

(With Agencies inputs)