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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. Ratings of 54 English and 52 Swedish patients on a 65 item comprehensiveExpand
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A new self‐rating scale for depression and anxiety states based on the Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale
Self‐assessment scales have long been used in psychiatric research even if their validity has often been questioned, one reason being poor the concordance of expert ratings. In clinical practice theExpand
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Very few rating scales have been constructed explicitly for the measurement of change in psychopathology despite the large number of scales available for the assessment of psychiatric illness. TheExpand
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A comparison between the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the self-rating version of the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS).
BACKGROUND The Beck Depression Inventory BDI is the most often used self-rating instrument for depressive symptoms. In the present study, the BDI was compared with a self-rating version of theExpand
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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
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Burnout and physical and mental health among Swedish healthcare workers.
AIM This paper is a report of a study to investigate how burnout relates to self-reported physical and mental health, sleep disturbance, memory and lifestyle factors. BACKGROUND Previous researchExpand
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5-HIAA in the cerebrospinal fluid. A biochemical suicide predictor?
The incidence of suicidal acts was studied in 68 depressed patients and related to the level of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) in the cerebrospinal fluid. The distribution of 5-HIAA levels wasExpand
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Neurotransmitters and Suicidal Behavior
  • M. Åsberg
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1 December 1997
ABSTRACT: Studies of neurotransmitter metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were initially focused on depressive illness. Although several studies have demonstrated low concentrations of theExpand
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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
Psychometric properties, particularly predictive validity, of scales in the General Nordic Questionnaire for Psychological and Social Factors at Work (QPS(Nordic)) were assessed. The analysis isExpand
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Attitudes of psychiatric nursing personnel towards patients who have attempted suicide
The aim of this study was to examine the attitudes towards suicidal patients of a group of psychiatric nursing personnel (n=197) and to establish a baseline of attitudinal measures against which theExpand
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