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Mood and global symptom changes among psychotherapy clients with depressive personality

Maddux, Rachel LU and Lundh, Lars-Gunnar LU (2012) In Depression Research and Treatment
Abstract
The present study assessed the rate of depressive personality (DP), as measured by the self-report instrument Depressive Personality Disorder Inventory (DPDI), among 159 clients entering psychotherapy at an outpatient University clinic. The presenting clinical profile was evaluated for those with and without DP, including levels of depression, other psychological symptoms, and global severity of psychopathology. Clients were followed naturalistically over the course of therapy, up to 40 weeks, and reassessed on these variables again after treatment. Results indicated that 44 percent of the sample qualified for DP prior to treatment, and these individuals had a comparatively more severe and complex presenting disposition than those without... (More)
The present study assessed the rate of depressive personality (DP), as measured by the self-report instrument Depressive Personality Disorder Inventory (DPDI), among 159 clients entering psychotherapy at an outpatient University clinic. The presenting clinical profile was evaluated for those with and without DP, including levels of depression, other psychological symptoms, and global severity of psychopathology. Clients were followed naturalistically over the course of therapy, up to 40 weeks, and reassessed on these variables again after treatment. Results indicated that 44 percent of the sample qualified for DP prior to treatment, and these individuals had a comparatively more severe and complex presenting disposition than those without DP. Mixed model repeated-measures analysis of variance was used to examine between-groups changes on mood and global severity over time, with those with DP demonstrating larger reductions on both outcome variables, although still showing more symptoms after treatment than those without DP. Only eleven percent of the sample continued to endorse DP following treatment. These findings suggest that in routine clinical situations, psychotherapy may benefit individuals with DP. (Less)
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Depressive personality disorder, psychotherapy
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10.1155/2012/208435
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  abstract     = {The present study assessed the rate of depressive personality (DP), as measured by the self-report instrument Depressive Personality Disorder Inventory (DPDI), among 159 clients entering psychotherapy at an outpatient University clinic. The presenting clinical profile was evaluated for those with and without DP, including levels of depression, other psychological symptoms, and global severity of psychopathology. Clients were followed naturalistically over the course of therapy, up to 40 weeks, and reassessed on these variables again after treatment. Results indicated that 44 percent of the sample qualified for DP prior to treatment, and these individuals had a comparatively more severe and complex presenting disposition than those without DP. Mixed model repeated-measures analysis of variance was used to examine between-groups changes on mood and global severity over time, with those with DP demonstrating larger reductions on both outcome variables, although still showing more symptoms after treatment than those without DP. Only eleven percent of the sample continued to endorse DP following treatment. These findings suggest that in routine clinical situations, psychotherapy may benefit individuals with DP.},
  articleno    = {208435},
  author       = {Maddux, Rachel and Lundh, Lars-Gunnar},
  issn         = {2090-133X},
  keyword      = {Depressive personality disorder,psychotherapy},
  language     = {swe},
  publisher    = {Hindawi Publishing Corporation},
  series       = {Depression Research and Treatment},
  title        = {Mood and global symptom changes among psychotherapy clients with depressive personality},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/208435},
  year         = {2012},
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