The empirical status of melancholia: implications for psychology.

  title={The empirical status of melancholia: implications for psychology.},
  author={A. Leventhal and L. Rehm},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  volume={25 1},
  • A. Leventhal, L. Rehm
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical psychology review
  • The concept of a subtype of depression with a biological rather than a psychological set of causes has been more prominent in the psychiatric literature than in the psychological literature on depression. There has been dispute as to whether research on melancholia supports the distinction of a separate subtype with a distinct symptomatic profile characterized by marked anhedonia, psychomotor difficulties, excessive guilt or hopelessness, suicidal features, and appetite and weight disturbances… CONTINUE READING
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