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A new depression scale designed to be sensitive to change.
The construction of a depression rating scale designed to be particularly sensitive to treatment effects is described, and its capacity to differentiate between responders and non-responders to antidepressant treatment was better than the HRS, indicating greater sensitivity to change. Expand
A new self‐rating scale for depression and anxiety states based on the Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale
The CPRS‐S‐A would seem to be a promising instrument for quantitative rating of symptoms in ambulatory patients, both in clinical practice and in research. Expand
An interdisciplinary group of 15 psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical pharmacologists was formed under the auspices of the Swedish Medical Research Council to study the problem of evaluating change in psychiatric disorders with treatment and decided to construct a new scale covering psychopathological variables likely to be changed by treatment. Expand
A comparison between the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the self-rating version of the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS).
The MADRS-S is equivalent to the BDI as a self-assessment instrument for depression, but the MAD RS-S focuses on core depressive symptoms, and is less influenced by maladaptive personality traits. Expand
Markers for vulnerability to psychopathology: Temperament traits associated with platelet MAO activity
ABSTRACT: The functional linkage between platelet MAO activity and psychopathology was explored by analyzing temperamental correlates in 40 male subjects by means of scales from the EysenckExpand
Burnout and physical and mental health among Swedish healthcare workers.
Employees with burnout had most symptoms, compared with those who experienced only exhaustion, disengagement from work or no burnout, and the result underlines the importance of actions taken to prevent and combat burnout. Expand
Neuroendocrine, Cognitive and Structural Imaging Characteristics of Women on Longterm Sickleave with Job Stress–Induced Depression
An attenuated dex-CRH response in patients on LTSL due to job-stress related depression is opposite to what has been described in major depression. Expand
5-HIAA in the cerebrospinal fluid. A biochemical suicide predictor?
Patients in the low 5-HIAA mode (below 15 ng/ml) attempted suicide significantly more often than those in the high mode, and they used more violent means. Expand
Neurotransmitters and Suicidal Behavior
  • M. Åsberg
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1 December 1997
Studies of neurotransmitter metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were initially focused on depressive illness, but these early studies may have been biased by concomitant administration of antidepressant drugs, amount of CSF drawn, and selection of control subjects. Expand
Psychometric properties of scales in the General Nordic Questionnaire for Psychological and Social Factors at Work (QPS): confirmatory factor analysis and prediction of certified long-term sickness
Reliability was generally satisfactory, confirmatory factor analysis indicated good fit, concurrent validity was good, some less often investigated organizational variables predicted sickness absence, and scales were differentially associated with absence due to psychiatric and musculoskeletal disorders. Expand