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Depression and aggression in Amish persons
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7991004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Old Order Amish are a conservative, anabaptistic religious community of Swiss origin in the USA. They practise absolute pacifism and lead a life free of hostility and aggression. Depression, however, is as much as three times more frequent in Amish populations. In order to study the possible relationship between hostility and depression, we investigated 43 Amish people, using the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory. As expected, the total hostility score was significantly lower and the depression score significantly higher in comparison to the normal population. The positive correlation between the two scores (0.45; p < or = 0.002) indicates that the hypothesized reciprocal relationship between hostility and depression is unlikely in the Old Order Amish.
J Jakubaschk
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Der Nervenarzt     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0028-2804     ISO Abbreviation:  Nervenarzt     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-11     Completed Date:  1995-01-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400773     Medline TA:  Nervenarzt     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  590-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Bern, Ostermundigen.
Vernacular Title:
Depression und Aggression bei Amischen.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aggression / psychology*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  psychology*
Ethnic Groups / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
Religion and Psychology*
Switzerland / ethnology
United States

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