How do depressed and healthy adults interpret nuanced facial expressions?

  title={How do depressed and healthy adults interpret nuanced facial expressions?},
  author={Jackie K Gollan and Michael Sean McCloskey and Denada Hoxha and Emil F. Coccaro},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={119 4},
This study investigates the discrimination accuracy of emotional stimuli in subjects with major depression compared with healthy controls using photographs of facial expressions of varying emotional intensities. The sample included 88 unmedicated male and female subjects, aged 18-56 years, with major depressive disorder (n = 44) or no psychiatric illness (n = 44), who judged the emotion of 200 facial pictures displaying an expression between 10% (90% neutral) and 80% (nuanced) emotion. Stimuli… CONTINUE READING

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