Personality self-reports are concurrently reliable and valid during acute depressive episodes.

@article{Costa2005PersonalitySA,
  title={Personality self-reports are concurrently reliable and valid during acute depressive episodes.},
  author={Paul T Costa and Robert Michael Bagby and Jeffrey H Herbst and Robert R McCrae},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={89 1-3},
  pages={45-55}
}
BACKGROUND It is alleged that depression distorts the assessment of general personality traits. To test that hypothesis, we examined scores on the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) administered to acutely depressed patients at baseline and 14 to 26 weeks after treatment with antidepressant medication. METHOD Two hundred and fifty patients completed the NEO-PI-R at baseline, 109 patients after 14 to 26 weeks of antidepressant pharmacotherapy. 48 patients (49.5%) were identified as… CONTINUE READING

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