Title: Assessing and interpreting personality change and continuity in patients treated for major depression
Authors: De Fruyt, Filip ×
Van Leeuwen, Karla
Bagby, R. Michael
Rolland, Jean-Pierre
Rouillon, Frédéric #
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Publisher: Amer psychological assoc/educational publishing foundation
Series Title: Psychological Assessment vol:18 issue:1 pages:71-80
Abstract: Structural, mean- and individual-level, differential. and ipsative personality continuity were examined in 599 patients treated for major depression assigned to 1 of 6 forms of a 6-month pharmaco-psychotherapy program. Covariation among traits from the Five Factor model remained invariant across treatment, and patients described themselves as slightly more extraverted, open to experience, agreeable and conscientious, and substantially more emotional stable after treatment. Trait changes were only to a small extent explained by changes in depression severity. There was evidence for differential, individual-level, and ipsative stability, with stable personality profiles in terms of shape and to a lesser extent in terms of scatter and elevation. Traits remain relatively stable, except for emotional stability, despite the depressive state and the psychopharmacological interventions.
ISSN: 1040-3590
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
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