Patterns of sensitisation in the course of affective illness. A life-charting study of treatment-refractory depressed patients.

@article{Ehnvall2002PatternsOS,
  title={Patterns of sensitisation in the course of affective illness. A life-charting study of treatment-refractory depressed patients.},
  author={Anna Ehnvall and Hans Ȧgren},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2002},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={67-75}
}
BACKGROUND A 'sensitisation' process over time has been suggested by Post and collaborators--the affective illness course shows a tendency towards more frequent, deeper, and less stress-related episodes over time. The main aim of the present study was to test the sensitisation hypothesis using a Swedish Life Charting program. METHODS Thirty patients with treatment-refractory affective disorder, of whom four had bipolar I disorder, were first interviewed using a semistructural interview manual… CONTINUE READING