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Depression symptom patterns

  • Paul Matussek (a1), Olga Luks (a1) and Dorothea Nagel (a1)

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Cluster analyses with 60 depressive patients resulted in a division of the patients into 4 groups: (1) one main group of endogenous depressives; (2), (3) two mixed groups, indicating that it is not always possible to distinguish between endogenous and neurotic depression by means of symptoms; (4) one group of neurotic depressives. Our interpretation of the results is that the latter 3 clusters differ from the main group of endogenous depressives by their greater inner involvement with the world around them, though this involvement assumes different forms in the 3 groups.

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1 Address for correspondence: Professor Dr med. Dr phil. Paul Matussek. Forschungsstelle für Psychopathologie und Psychotherapie in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Montsalvatstrasse 19, D-8000 München 40, West Germany

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Depression symptom patterns

  • Paul Matussek (a1), Olga Luks (a1) and Dorothea Nagel (a1)

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