Personality differences between depressed melancholic and non-melancholic inpatients.

@article{Rubino2009PersonalityDB,
  title={Personality differences between depressed melancholic and non-melancholic inpatients.},
  author={Ivo Alex Rubino and Marco Zanasi and Camilla Robone and A. Siracusano},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={145-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to confirm that non-melancholic depression corresponds to a higher degree of personality dysfunction compared to melancholia. METHOD A total of 188 inpatients, with a main DSM-IV diagnosis of major depressive disorder, were classified as melancholic and non-melancholic according to CORE system, DSM-IV, Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) Retarded Depression, and RDC Agitated Depression. Personality was assessed by means of the Temperament and… CONTINUE READING