The importance of full summer remission as a criterion for the diagnosis of seasonal affective disorder.

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Source
Psychopathology. 1996;29(4):230-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
1996
Author
K V Danilenko
A A Putilov
Author Affiliation
Institute of Physiology, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia.
Source
Psychopathology. 1996;29(4):230-5
Date
1996
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Comparative Study
Female
Humans
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Random Allocation
Seasonal Affective Disorder - diagnosis - psychology
Abstract
From 1987 to 1994, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has been diagnosed using the Rosenthal or DSM-III-R criteria. No major differences between them have been found, except that the DSM-III-R criteria were more stringent and difficult to implement. Little attention has been paid to differences in the criterion of the quality of improvement in summer. This study compared two groups of winter depressives characterized by complete or incomplete summer remission. Incomplete summer remission is associated with increased heterogeneity of the demographic and clinical profile of the disorder and a shift of this profile to that of classical depression. The data support clinical use of the DSM-IV criterion 'full remission' in the diagnosis of SAD.
PubMed ID
8865354 View in PubMed
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