Outcome of affective psychosis

Alessandro Serretti, Enrico Lattuada, Enrico Smeraldi

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Abstract

The outcome of delusional depression is generally considered as poor when compared to non-delusional depression. We examined the social adjustment of remitted subjects affected by delusional compared to non-delusional mood disorder. Social adjustment of 135 inpatients (81 delusional and 54 non- delusional subjects), in remission from mood disorders for at least 3 months, were compared using the Social Adjustment Scale [SAS, Weissman et al., 1971]. Social adjustment was marginally lower for delusional subjects. The difference was significant within the 'Family' sub-area of the SAS. Stratification by gender or polarity was precluded by the small sample size. These results furnish evidence of poor inter-episode function in patients with delusional mood disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-54
Number of pages5
JournalDepression and Anxiety
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depressive disorder
  • Psychotic affective disorders
  • Social adjustment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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