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Outcome of affective psychosis.
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PMID:  10569126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
A Serretti; E Lattuada; E Smeraldi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Depression and anxiety     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1091-4269     ISO Abbreviation:  Depress Anxiety     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-13     Completed Date:  1999-12-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708816     Medline TA:  Depress Anxiety     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istituto Scientifico Ospedale San Raffaele, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, University of Milan School of Medicine, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Delusions / diagnosis,  etiology
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Mood Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology,  therapy*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Psychotic Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy*
Severity of Illness Index
Social Adjustment
Treatment Outcome

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