ERIC Number: ED397369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
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Depressive Personality Disorder: A Review of the Literature.
Sale, Beverley A.
The question of whether or not depressive personality disorder is a distinct disorder separate from mood disorders or other personality disorders has historically been debated by researchers and theorists and continues to be a topic of disagreement. Empirical studies reveal that only a modest relationship may exist between depressive personality disorder, mood disorders, and other personality disorders. This suggests that depressive personality disorder may be distinct from mood disorders and other personality disorders. Further investigations should focus on clearer discrimination between depressive personality disorder and other personality disorders. Chapters in this review of the literature are: (1) Introduction; (2) Historical Background of Depressive Personality, (3) Characterological Depressions as a Subtype of Dysthymia, (4) Comorbidity of Dysthymia with Axis II Disorders, (5) Depressive Personality as a Distinct Personality Disorder, and (7) Conclusions. An unpublished instrument, "Diagnostic Interview for Depressive Personality (DID)" is included as an appendix. Contains 37 references. (Author/JBJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Note: Doctoral Research Paper, Biola University.