Title

Development and validation of an empirical typology of severe, recurrent depression

Date of Award

1990

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Herbert C. Quay, Committee Chair

Abstract

A five-cluster typology of severely ill depressives was developed and at least partially validated. The relationship between biological and psychological processes in the manifestation of chronic, so called "treatment resistant" depression was addressed through the use of measures of both these classes of variables. Severe, chronic depressive illness appears to become labelled "treatment resistant" when it encompasses multiple syndromal dimensions and/or atypical symptomatology. Biological, characterological, symptomatological and demographic variables appear to comprise the dimensions on which subtypes of this population fall. Methodologic and theoretical issues were discussed.

Keywords

Psychology, Clinical

Link to Full Text

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