Psychological Medicine

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Dysphoric mood and symptomatology in schizophrenia

Ross M. G. Normana1 c1 and Ashok K. Mallaa1

a1 Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario; Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada

Abstract

The relationships between depression, anxiety and positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia were examined in a study of 95 schizophrenic patients who were receiving out-patient care. Various measures of depression and anxiety showed a pattern of interrelationships which suggested that they were measuring a general state of dysphoria rather than separate dimensions of anxiety and depression. Dysphoria was found to be more reliably related to level of positive symptomatology than to negative symptoms.

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c1 Address for correspondence: Dr Ross M. G. Norman, Room 130, WMCH Building, Community Rehabilitation Program, Victoria Hospital, 375 South Street, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4G5.

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