Symptoms of atypical depression

  title={Symptoms of atypical depression},
  author={Michael A. Posternak and Mark Zimmerman},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},

Rejection Sensitivity is Associated with Quality of Life, Psychosocial Outcome, and the Course of Depression in Euthymic Patients with Bipolar I Disorder

Rejection sensitivity has been found to predict the course of unipolar depression as well as key outcomes, but has not yet been considered within bipolar disorder. The present study investigated the

Testing DSM-IV Definition of Atypical Depression

  • F. Benazzi
  • Psychology
    Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
  • 2003
Results support the current DSM-IV definition of AD, as all AD symptoms were significantly associated with DSM- IV AD, and with most study variables.

Can only reversed vegetative symptoms define atypical depression?

  • F. Benazzi
  • Psychology
    European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
  • 2002
Results support a simpler definition of atypical depression, requiring only oversleeping and overeating, and support the similar AD definition previously used in community studies.

[Atypical depression: Clinical perspectives].

Challenging the validity of the association between oversleeping and overeating in atypical depression.

La dépression atypique : perspectives cliniques Atypical depression: Clinical perspectives M. Lutz ∗ , A. Morali , J.-P. Lang

Summary Objective. — This paper examines whether atypical depression is still a valid entity as a diagnosis subtype in the light of publications with most recent antidepressants. Method. — First, we



Somatic symptoms in primary affective disorder. Presence and relationship to the classification of depression.

The data suggest that the rate and level of somatic Symptoms increased with the severity of depression and age, only appetite loss differentiated unipolar from bipolar patients, and the classic somatic symptoms of depression were present in most RDC subtypes and not exclusively associated with the "endogenous" subtype.

The validity of atypical depression in DSM-IV.

The identification and validation of distinct depressive syndromes in a population-based sample of female twins.

In an epidemiologic sample of female twins, depression is not etiologically homogeneous, but is instead made up of several syndromes that are at least partially distinct from a clinical, longitudinal, and familial/genetic perspective.

Phenelzine and imipramine in mood reactive depressives. Further delineation of the syndrome of atypical depression.

Pharmacologic dissection suggests that atypical symptoms in patients with nonautonomous mood may delineate a qualitatively distinct subgroup.

A diagnostic interview: the schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia.

Initial scale development and reliability studies of the items and the scale scores are reported on.

Phenelzine versus imipramine in the treatment of probable atypical depression: defining syndrome boundaries of selective MAOI responders.

Phenelzine was found to be superior to imipramine and placebo and the size of the drug effect was comparable in patients with full atypical and partial atypicals syndromes.

Weight change in depression