Pathological worry in major depression: a preliminary report.

  title={Pathological worry in major depression: a preliminary report.},
  author={Vladan Starcevic},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={33 1},
Forty-nine Ss with the DSM-III-R generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and 32 Ss with the DSM-III-R major depressive episode (MDE) were administered the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) in order to assess the frequency and severity of worrying. The PSWQ scores were almost equally elevated in Ss with GAD and MDE, indicating that high PSWQ scores may not be specific for the diagnosis of GAD. This finding also suggests that except for the uncontrollability of worry, which was not measured by the… CONTINUE READING


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