Chronic mood disorder and depressive personality Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

abstract

  • This article considers the relationship between chronic mood disorders and depressive personality from several perspectives. A historical overview of various theoretical, descriptive, and empirically based typologies is provided as well as a review of the relevant classifications from the psychiatric nomenclatures. The defining features of the different conceptions of chronic depression and depressive personality then are considered within the framework of dimensional models of personality, including the dimensions of positive and negative affectivity, and the five-factor model. It is proposed that these dimensional models may provide a useful integrating framework for future work in this area.

publication date

  • January 1996

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0193-953X(05)70276-8

PubMed ID

  • 8677214

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 103

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 19

number

  • 1