Anticipation and quality of life in depression: 2 cognitive concepts?.
AbstractThis study purports to investigate the relation between negative predictions and quality of life occurring in dysthymia and non-melancholic depression according DSM-IV, in the absence of any personality disorders. The relation between anticipation and quality of life (QoL) is also examined. The results suggest that both anticipatory cognitions and the QoL discriminate the two depressive entities and may have some nosological prediction potential. It is curious to observe the similar behaviour of the two concepts, anticipation and QoL, when implemented with the chosen scales. Moreover, their strong mutual correlation suggests a conceptual proximity or even a concurrent criteria validity. In conclusion, the possibility that both concepts belong to a cognitive sphere should not be ruled out.
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