Personality differences between patients with major depression and bipolar disorder--the impact of minor symptoms on self-ratings of personality.

@article{Sauer1997PersonalityDB,
  title={Personality differences between patients with major depression and bipolar disorder--the impact of minor symptoms on self-ratings of personality.},
  author={Heinrich Sauer and Piotr Richter and Adelheid Czernik and W. Ludwig-Mayerhofer and Claudia Schoechlin and Waldemar Greil and Detlev von Zerssen},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={1997},
  volume={42 2-3},
  pages={169-77}
}
The study explores whether minor symptoms of patients in recovery from a mood disorder have an impact on self-ratings of personality with special consideration of potential differences between diagnostic groups. 90 recovered DSM-III-R major unipolar depressives and 167 recovered bipolars were compared with respect to scale values of the Munich Personality Test (MPT). Major depressives showed significantly higher scores on the MPT scales Rigidity and Orientation towards Social Norms, and lower… CONTINUE READING

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