Measures of temperament and character are differentially impacted on by depression severity.

@article{Spittlehouse2010MeasuresOT,
  title={Measures of temperament and character are differentially impacted on by depression severity.},
  author={Janet K. Spittlehouse and J F Pearson and Suzanne E Luty and Roger T. Mulder and John D. Carter and JANICE M. McKENZIE and Peter R. Joyce},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={126 1-2},
  pages={140-6}
}
BACKGROUND Cloninger's Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) is a widely used measure of personality. Two scales of the TCI, harm avoidance (HA) and self directedness (SD), have been shown to be influenced by depressed mood. We examined how the seven TCI scales and their subscales are correlated with depression severity before and after treatment. We also examined whether changes in personality measures could be attributed to changes in depression severity. METHODS Two clinical samples of… CONTINUE READING