The relationship of personality to affective disorders.

  title={The relationship of personality to affective disorders.},
  author={Hagop Souren Akiskal and Robert M. A. Hirschfeld and Boghos I Yerevanian},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={40 7},
Although characterologic constellations such as obsessionalism, dependency, introversion, restricted social skills, and maladaptive self-attributions are popularly linked to the pathogenesis of depressive disorders, the evidence in support of this relationship remains modest. Indeed, many of these attributes may reflect state characteristics woven into the postdepressive personality. Current evidence is strongest for introversion as a possible premorbid trait in primary nonbipolar depressions… CONTINUE READING
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