A longitudinal study of diurnal mood variation in depression; characteristics and significance.

@article{Gordijn1994ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of diurnal mood variation in depression; characteristics and significance.},
  author={Marijke C. M. Gordijn and Domien G. M. Beersma and Antoinette Leonore Bouhuys and Els Reinink and Rutger H van den Hoofdakker},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={1994},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          261-73
        }
}
The course of 39 depressed in-patients' daily mood was recorded by means of frequent self-ratings during their entire stay (in total 3718 days). The frequency of diurnal variations largely varies between subjects without clear dichotomy in 'diurnal' and 'non-diurnal' subjects and the occurrence of diurnal variations is rather irregular. Mood variability measures rather than average daily mood improvement correlate with the response to sleep deprivation. These observations do not support… CONTINUE READING
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