Physical anhedonia in major depressive disorder.


Physical anhedonia, evaluated by the score on the physical anhedonia scale (PAS) of Chapman et al. [J. Abnorm. Psychol. 4 374-382 (1976)] was studied in 61 patients, who met RDC criteria for major depressive disorder and in 61 normal subjects. The depressed patients scored significantly higher than the normal group and presented a continuous distribution. Physical anhedonia of depressed patients seems related to the severity of the depression and does not appear to identify a qualitatively distinct subgroup.


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@article{Loas1992PhysicalAI, title={Physical anhedonia in major depressive disorder.}, author={Gw{\'e}nol{\'e} Loas and Eliseo Salinas and Julien Daniel Guelfi and B Samuel-Lajeunesse}, journal={Journal of affective disorders}, year={1992}, volume={25 2}, pages={139-46} }