Positive and negative affectivity and their relation to anxiety and depressive disorders.

@article{Watson1988PositiveAN,
  title={Positive and negative affectivity and their relation to anxiety and depressive disorders.},
  author={David Watson and Lee Anna Clark and Gregory Carey},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1988},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={
          346-53
        }
}
Distinguishing between depression and anxiety has been a matter of concern and controversy for some time. Studies in normal samples have suggested, however, that assessment of two broad mood factors—Negative Aflect (NA) and Positive Affect (PA)—may improve their differentiation. The present study extends these findings to a clinical sample. As part of an ongoing twin study, 90 inpatient probands and 60 cotwins were interviewed with the anxiety and depression sections of the Diagnostic Interview… 

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