Key clinical point: African Americans with major depressive disorder saw varying benefits from friendship based on their education levels.
Major finding: Subjective closeness to friends and frequency of contact with friends were negatively associated with 12-month MDD.
Study details: A cross-sectional analysis of 3,434 African American respondents to the National Survey of American Life.
Disclosures: The authors reported no conflicts of interest.
Nguyen AW et al. J Affect Disord. 2019 Jun 15. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.04.013.