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Personality Neuroticism and Depression after Stroke

Morris, Philip L. P ; Robinson, Robert G

The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, March 1995, Vol.25(1), pp.93-102 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Personality Neuroticism and Depression after Stroke
  • Author/Creator: Morris, Philip L. P ; Robinson, Robert G
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Cerebrovascular Disease ; Affective Disorder ; Depressive Disorder ; Neuroticism ; Extroversion ; Medicine
  • Is Part Of: The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, March 1995, Vol.25(1), pp.93-102
  • Description: Aim: The aim of this study was to determine whether personality neuroticism or extroversion traits are associated with post-stroke depression. Method: Ninety-four stroke inpatients undergoing rehabilitation were examined two months post-stroke for the presence and severity of depression and a retrospective assessment was made of life-time neuroticism and extroversion. Results: Depressed patients (N = 35) had higher neuroticism scores than non-depressed patients. Neuroticism was correlated positively with depressive symptomatology. Extroversion was not associated with depression diagnosis or depressive symptomatology. Conclusion: We conclude that personality neuroticism may be a risk factor for depression following stroke.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0091-2174 ; E-ISSN: 1541-3527 ; DOI: 10.2190/E25J-BCQB-BMEM-GY9F