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Neuroticism and personality disorder in depression.

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Davidson, J; Miller, R; Strickland, R
Published in: J Affect Disord
1985

Neuroticism and DSM-III personality disorder were studied in 39 depressed inpatients. Interrelationships between these variables and their relationship to depressive typology were compared. The relationship of neuroticism, DSM-III personality type and adequacy of personality to MAOI treatment are also examined. Neuroticism scores were unaffected by short-term treatment, and no differences in neuroticism were observed between melancholics and nonmelancholics, or between endogenous and nonendogenous depressives. Higher neuroticism scores were associated with DSM-III personality disorder. Personality disorder occurred significantly more often in nonmelancholia; borderline, antisocial and histrionic personality disorders occurred exclusively in nonmelancholia, while passive-aggressive, dependent and avoidant disorders occurred in both kinds of depression. Response to MAO inhibitor treatment was similar in patients with high and low neuroticism, adequate and inadequate personality, DSM-III personality disorder and no DSM-III personality disorder. Ambiguities of Eysenck's neuroticism scale are discussed in relationship to depression.

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J Affect Disord

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ISSN

0165-0327

Publication Date

1985

Volume

8

Issue

2

Start / End Page

177 / 182

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Psychiatry
  • Personality Inventory
  • Personality Disorders
  • Neurotic Disorders
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
  • Manuals as Topic
  • Humans
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
 

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Davidson, J., Miller, R., & Strickland, R. (1985). Neuroticism and personality disorder in depression. J Affect Disord, 8(2), 177–182. https://doi.org/10.1016/0165-0327(85)90042-4
Davidson, J., R. Miller, and R. Strickland. “Neuroticism and personality disorder in depression.J Affect Disord 8, no. 2 (1985): 177–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/0165-0327(85)90042-4.
Davidson J, Miller R, Strickland R. Neuroticism and personality disorder in depression. J Affect Disord. 1985;8(2):177–82.
Davidson, J., et al. “Neuroticism and personality disorder in depression.J Affect Disord, vol. 8, no. 2, 1985, pp. 177–82. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/0165-0327(85)90042-4.
Davidson J, Miller R, Strickland R. Neuroticism and personality disorder in depression. J Affect Disord. 1985;8(2):177–182.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Affect Disord

DOI

ISSN

0165-0327

Publication Date

1985

Volume

8

Issue

2

Start / End Page

177 / 182

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Psychiatry
  • Personality Inventory
  • Personality Disorders
  • Neurotic Disorders
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
  • Manuals as Topic
  • Humans
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder