A framework for the study of medical depression: A practical approach to classifying depression in the medically ill

Michael K Popkin, Allan L. Callies, Eduardo` A Colon

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Abstract

The authors present a framework that classifies “medical depressive syndromes” according to three critical variables: nature of the medical illness, integrity of brain structure, and status of cognition/memory. They propose that this construct initially be applied to study organic affective syndrome, regarded by them as the most straightforward of the medical depressive syndromes. Assignment of groups of patients to the appropriate cells of the model may help to clarify differences in the natural course and treatment responsiveness of these disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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