Cluster C personality disorder impedes alleviation of symptoms in major depression.

@article{Viinamki2002ClusterCP,
  title={Cluster C personality disorder impedes alleviation of symptoms in major depression.},
  author={Heimo T Viinam{\"a}ki and Jukka J. Hintikka and Kirsi Honkalampi and Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen and Sari Kuisma and Risto Antikainen and Antti Tanskanen and Johannes Lehtonen},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2002},
  volume={71 1-3},
  pages={35-41}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated whether cluster C personality disorder (CPD) is associated with recovery from depression. METHODS The study design was observational. Diagnoses of major depression (MD) and CPD were confirmed by means of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R (SCID-I, -II). Changes in symptom scales in 52 patients with MD and CPD were compared with changes in 65 patients with MD alone over a 6-month follow-up period. RESULTS On the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and… CONTINUE READING