Qualitative analysis of verbal fluency in depression.

  title={Qualitative analysis of verbal fluency in depression.},
  author={Philippe Fossati and Le Bastard Guillaume and A M Ergis and J F Allilaire},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={117 1},
The aim of this study was to analyze qualitative aspects of verbal fluency in depression. Phonemic and semantic output was scored for word clustering and switching between clusters in depressed patients and normal control subjects. Depressed patients (n=25) and normal control subjects (n=19) were administered both phonemic and semantic fluency tasks. All patients were also evaluated with executive card sorting tests. Patients with depression produced fewer words on the semantic fluency task… CONTINUE READING

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