INTRODUCTION Some authors affirm that the anxiety of panic attacks is endogenous and of different quality that the common fear. But objective clinical data don't exist that confirm that observation. METHOD The authors study by means of a discriminant analysis the description of the anxiety made by subject with panic attacks and normal subjects with common… (More)
Some patients seen for the treatment of an eating disorder do not fulfill criteria for either of the two established disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa). This large number of patients currently can only be diagnosed as eating disorder not otherwise specified-EDNOS-(in DSM-III-R) or as atypical disorder (in ICD-19). The authors study some… (More)
Binge Eating Disorder is a new eating disorder that describes the eating disturbance of some individuals who suffer from recurrent binge eating but who do not engage in the compensatory behaviors to avoid weight gain seen in bulimia Nervosa. Problems and advantages associated with the inclusion of Binge Eating Disorder in Criteria Sets and Axes Provided for… (More)
The authors have researched the test-retest reliability for the Anelasticoendosthenia Index. Data show good correlations. The agreement for two evaluations (Kw = 0.89) and the success probability in 2nd evaluation respect first one (mu = 0.98) are good.
The factors found in the approach taken towards the disturbances caused by anxiety on the part of the doctors working outside the hospital environment are analyzed. After studying a sample of 45 patients seen consecutively in the outpatient clinica of a general hospital and evaluating their clinical, evolutive, social-demographical characteristics and the… (More)
The authors research the predictive validity of the Spanish version of the Geriatric Depression Screening Scale. Cutoff 18 show a sensitivity of 0.94, specificity of 0.94, with a 6% of misclassified cases. Weighted Kappa reliability equal to 0.88.
The authors research the psychopathological continuum between neurosis and depression with the Pathological Sadness Index. Results could show it presence but its expression is different in the two factors of the Index.
The authors research the characteristics of sadness in neurotic, depressed patients and in subjects with depressive reactions, using the Pathological Sadness Index. They research an aspect of the López Ibor's hypotheses about the neurosis as diseases of the mood. The neurotic patients suffer from a sadness with pathological characteristics, as depressed… (More)
A prevalence of the 90% of "distinct quality" in depressed is detected using the Pathological Sadness Index. Its presence is non dependent of the presence or absence of life event and it is more frequent in melancholic subjects. The Pathological Sadness Index show a presence of "distinct quality" in 83% of cases without subjective experience of it.