Delusional depression. A distinct clinical entity?

  title={Delusional depression. A distinct clinical entity?},
  author={Alexander H. Glassman and S P Steven P Roose},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={38 4},
The prognostic importance of delusions in the depressive syndrome had been a major focus of study before somatic therapies were available. Recently, the growing evidence that delusional depressives respond at a significantly lower rate to tricyclic antidepressants than do nondelusional depressives has revived this interest. That evidence is reviewed, and the demographic data and pretreatment clinical phenomenology of a series of hospitalized depressed patients were analyzed to see if… CONTINUE READING


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