The nature of depression in borderline depressed patients

Laura Bellodi, Marco Battaglia, Mariangela Gasperini, Patrizia Scherillo, Viviana Brancato

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The symptomatology of 15 borderline (BDL) depressed and 45 non-BDL depressed consecutive inpatients was assessed using the Hamilton depression scale (HAM-D) and the 90-item Symptoms Checklist (SCL-90) selfrating questionnaire. No significant differences were found in the total scorings of the two instruments in the two groups of patients. However, while non-BDL depressive rated significantly higher in items related to melancholic forms of depression, BDL depressives showed less specific symptoms, and the persistence, or possibly the magnification, of their maladaptive personologic structure. Two discriminant analyses, performed on the ratings at the HAM-D and SCL-90 of the two groups of patients, suggested that although the total degree of severity may be the same, the depressive episodes of BDL patients are qualitatively different from those of patients with less maladaptive personologic traits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Fingerprint

Discriminant Analysis
Checklist
Inpatients
Surveys and Questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this

Bellodi, L., Battaglia, M., Gasperini, M., Scherillo, P., & Brancato, V. (1992). The nature of depression in borderline depressed patients. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 33(2), 128-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-440X(92)90010-N

The nature of depression in borderline depressed patients. / Bellodi, Laura; Battaglia, Marco; Gasperini, Mariangela; Scherillo, Patrizia; Brancato, Viviana.

In: Comprehensive Psychiatry, Vol. 33, No. 2, 1992, p. 128-133.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bellodi, L, Battaglia, M, Gasperini, M, Scherillo, P & Brancato, V 1992, 'The nature of depression in borderline depressed patients', Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 128-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-440X(92)90010-N
Bellodi L, Battaglia M, Gasperini M, Scherillo P, Brancato V. The nature of depression in borderline depressed patients. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 1992;33(2):128-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-440X(92)90010-N
Bellodi, Laura ; Battaglia, Marco ; Gasperini, Mariangela ; Scherillo, Patrizia ; Brancato, Viviana. / The nature of depression in borderline depressed patients. In: Comprehensive Psychiatry. 1992 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 128-133.
@article{455810b5adf54c4fa6f6f5f4150f654e,
title = "The nature of depression in borderline depressed patients",
abstract = "The symptomatology of 15 borderline (BDL) depressed and 45 non-BDL depressed consecutive inpatients was assessed using the Hamilton depression scale (HAM-D) and the 90-item Symptoms Checklist (SCL-90) selfrating questionnaire. No significant differences were found in the total scorings of the two instruments in the two groups of patients. However, while non-BDL depressive rated significantly higher in items related to melancholic forms of depression, BDL depressives showed less specific symptoms, and the persistence, or possibly the magnification, of their maladaptive personologic structure. Two discriminant analyses, performed on the ratings at the HAM-D and SCL-90 of the two groups of patients, suggested that although the total degree of severity may be the same, the depressive episodes of BDL patients are qualitatively different from those of patients with less maladaptive personologic traits.",
author = "Laura Bellodi and Marco Battaglia and Mariangela Gasperini and Patrizia Scherillo and Viviana Brancato",
year = "1992",
doi = "10.1016/0010-440X(92)90010-N",
language = "English",
volume = "33",
pages = "128--133",
journal = "Comprehensive Psychiatry",
issn = "0010-440X",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The nature of depression in borderline depressed patients

AU - Bellodi, Laura

AU - Battaglia, Marco

AU - Gasperini, Mariangela

AU - Scherillo, Patrizia

AU - Brancato, Viviana

PY - 1992

Y1 - 1992

N2 - The symptomatology of 15 borderline (BDL) depressed and 45 non-BDL depressed consecutive inpatients was assessed using the Hamilton depression scale (HAM-D) and the 90-item Symptoms Checklist (SCL-90) selfrating questionnaire. No significant differences were found in the total scorings of the two instruments in the two groups of patients. However, while non-BDL depressive rated significantly higher in items related to melancholic forms of depression, BDL depressives showed less specific symptoms, and the persistence, or possibly the magnification, of their maladaptive personologic structure. Two discriminant analyses, performed on the ratings at the HAM-D and SCL-90 of the two groups of patients, suggested that although the total degree of severity may be the same, the depressive episodes of BDL patients are qualitatively different from those of patients with less maladaptive personologic traits.

AB - The symptomatology of 15 borderline (BDL) depressed and 45 non-BDL depressed consecutive inpatients was assessed using the Hamilton depression scale (HAM-D) and the 90-item Symptoms Checklist (SCL-90) selfrating questionnaire. No significant differences were found in the total scorings of the two instruments in the two groups of patients. However, while non-BDL depressive rated significantly higher in items related to melancholic forms of depression, BDL depressives showed less specific symptoms, and the persistence, or possibly the magnification, of their maladaptive personologic structure. Two discriminant analyses, performed on the ratings at the HAM-D and SCL-90 of the two groups of patients, suggested that although the total degree of severity may be the same, the depressive episodes of BDL patients are qualitatively different from those of patients with less maladaptive personologic traits.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0026566447&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0026566447&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0010-440X(92)90010-N

DO - 10.1016/0010-440X(92)90010-N

M3 - Article

C2 - 1544297

AN - SCOPUS:0026566447

VL - 33

SP - 128

EP - 133

JO - Comprehensive Psychiatry

JF - Comprehensive Psychiatry

SN - 0010-440X

IS - 2

ER -