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Psychometric characteristics of ideational retardation in depressives.
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PMID:  8845776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In two studies we tested the assumption that slowing of ideation (the ideational counterpart of psychomotor retardation) reflects a dimension distinct from severity of depression. Specifically, we hypothesized that an objective measure of ideational retardation would be correlated with a psychomotor retardation rating scale but not with a depression severity rating scale. There was in-patients in Study 1 and 30 out-patients in Study 2; all satisfied DSM-III criteria for major depressive episode. Measurements of ideational retardation, and notably latency of response, were derived from patient responses to the Rorschach plates (Study 1) and to simplified non-figurative line drawings (Study 2). As expected, results showed that latencies of response were not significantly correlated with depression severity scores on the Montgomery and Asberg Depression Rating scale (r = .19 in Study 1, r = -.08 in Study 2), but were significantly correlated with the scores on the Salpétrière Retardation Rating Scale (subscale for observable items, SRRSo)(r = .71, p < .0005 in Study 1; r = .55, p < .005, in Study 2).
G Brébion; M J Smith; J F Allilaire
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of clinical psychology / the British Psychological Society     Volume:  34 ( Pt 3)     ISSN:  0144-6657     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Clin Psychol     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-24     Completed Date:  1996-10-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8105533     Medline TA:  Br J Clin Psychol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  371-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, NY 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Depression / diagnosis*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Psychomotor Disorders / diagnosis*
Reaction Time
Regression Analysis
Visual Perception

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