Differences in depressive thoughts between major depressive disorder, IFN-α-induced depression, and depressive disorders among cancer patients

Massimo Pasquini, Azzurra Speca, Simona Mastroeni, Roberto Delle Chiaie, Cora N. Sternberg, Massimo Biondi

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to test the hypothesis that there are differences in the distribution of negative thoughts among major depressive disorders (MDD), depressive disorders among cancer patients, and IFN-α-induced depression. Methods: Twenty-three patients affected by MDD, 25 cancer patients affected by depressive disorders (20 MDD), and 19 patients affected by IFN-α-induced depression satisfying MDD criteria were evaluated using the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and the 13-item Beck Depression Inventory. Results: Sense of guilt was higher among MDD patients (56.5%) and was lower among cancer patients (4%) (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Core depressive thoughts
  • IFN-α-induced depression
  • Major depressive disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)

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