Electrodermal activity in euthymic unipolar and bipolar affective disorders. A possible marker for depression.

@article{Iacono1983ElectrodermalAI,
  title={Electrodermal activity in euthymic unipolar and bipolar affective disorders. A possible marker for depression.},
  author={William G. Iacono and David T. Lykken and Louis P{\'e}loquin and A E Lumry and Richard Valentine and Vicente B Tuason},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1983},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={557-65}
}
Skin conductance, heart rate, and resting EEG were examined in 26 patients with unipolar and 24 with bipolar affective disorder (in remission) and 46 medical control patients. The electrodermal activity (EDA) was monitored during a tone series that included a dishabituating stimulus as well as at rest and during respiratory maneuvers. The EDA of the patients with affective disorder was uniformly depressed across all tasks and conditions. Only one of the unipolar and five of the bipolar patients… CONTINUE READING

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