Feelings of guilt in major depression. Conceptual and psychometric aspects.

  title={Feelings of guilt in major depression. Conceptual and psychometric aspects.},
  author={Germ{\'a}n E. Berr{\'i}os and Antonio Bulbena and Nasir Bakshi and Tom Dening and A Jenaway and H R Markar and Roc{\'i}o Mart{\'i}n-Santos and Susan L. Mitchell},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
A new scale for the evaluation of feelings of guilt is described. Two types of guilt feeling were of potential interest: 'delusional' guilt or shame (experienced in relation to one's actions), and 'affective' guilt (a more general feeling of unworthiness). Reliability and validity analyses for the first (15-item) version of the scale were performed in three separate and contrasting clinical samples. The second and final (seven-item) version was tested in another sample of major depressives and… CONTINUE READING

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