Hjördis Perris

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A new inventory (EMBU) to assess the own memories of parental rearing behaviour was constructed. EMBU is comprised of 81 questions grouped in 15 subscales and two additional questions referring to consistency and strictness of parental rearing behaviour to be answered in a four-step scale for the father and for the mother separately. The subscales cover(More)
The effect of cognitive therapy (CT) on resistant burning mouth syndrome (BMS) was studied. Thirty patients with resistant BMS after odontological and medical treatment were randomly divided into two equal groups; a therapy group (TG) was treated with CT and an attention/placebo group (APG) served as a control group. The intensity of BMS, which was(More)
  • H Perris
  • Journal of affective disorders
  • 1984
Although there is evidence that the occurrence of stressful life events might be important for the onset and development of depression, it is still unclear whether differences occur in diagnostic subgroups of depressed patients, or in relation to type of episode, i.e., whether the first event or a relapse in a depression with a recurrent course. The present(More)
Four groups of depressed patients 47 unipolars, 21 bipolars, 34 with neurotic-reactive depression, and 39 with unspecified depressive disorder completed, after recovery, the EMBU, a Swedish instrument aimed at assessing the experience of parental rearing practices. The results for three factors: "rejection", "emotional warmth" and "over-protection" and the(More)
The personality characteristics in 32 patients with resistant burning mouth syndrome (BMS) after treatment of diagnosed medical and odontologic diseases were examined and compared with a sex- and age-matched control group. After evaluation of burning mouth symptoms, the personality, the psychologic functioning, and the quality of life were determined by(More)
Sixty unipolar (23 male and 37 female) patients and 67 patients (25 male and 42 female) suffering from a neurotic-reactive depressive disorder, consecutively admitted to the Department of Psychiatry of Umeå University have participated in a family study aimed at identifying morbidity risks for psychiatric illnesses among first degree relatives (n = 437).(More)
A new inventory aimed at the assessment of perceived parental rearing practices (EMBU) and an inventory aimed at assessing psychogenic needs (CMPS) were completed by 152 healthy subjects of both sexes (108 males and 44 females). The series was comprised of 73 conscripts, 57 medical students, 15 vocational therapy students and 7 staff personnel who were(More)
  • H Perris
  • Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • 1984
Evidence from many sources supports the view that stressful life events might be relevant for the onset and development of depression, but their pathogenic role is still only poorly understood. One approach in trying to elucidate the role of life events in depression, might be to study them from a multi-factorial point of view, taking into account the(More)
Within the framework of a large and ongoing study of depression in its biological, clinical, psychological and social aspects, 141 patients of both sexes in the age range 21 to 65 years participated in a study of parental rearing practices and personality characteristics. The perceived parental rearing behaviour was assessed by means of a specially(More)
The personality characteristics of 208 depressed patients of both sexes were studied by means of a Swedish personality inventory-the KSP-when the patients had recovered from the depressive syndrome. The patients in the study were divided into unipolars, bipolars, neurotic-reactive and “unspecified”, i.e. those patients who did not meet the criteria for(More)