Delusional depression

Masashi Hori, H. Shiraishi

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Depression associated with delusion is generally called delusional depression from the clinical aspect. Since the introduction of tricyclic antidepressant for the treatment of depressive patients, it has been discussed whether delusional depression should be designated as a distinct syndrome or merely a severe variant of major depression. In this article, we reviewed the reports of studies, including ours, that have directly compared various factors of delusional and nondelusional depression to examine the validity of delusional depression as a clinical distinct entity. It may be given as a conclusion that delusional depression is a disorder that can be differentiated from nondelusional depression on many important dimensions, particularly suicidality, biological characteristics, clinical course, and therapeutic response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1268-1272
Number of pages5
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Volume52
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994 May
Externally publishedYes

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Depression
Delusions
Tricyclic Antidepressive Agents
Therapeutics

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Delusional depression. / Hori, Masashi; Shiraishi, H.

In: Nippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine, Vol. 52, No. 5, 05.1994, p. 1268-1272.

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Hori, M & Shiraishi, H 1994, 'Delusional depression', Nippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 1268-1272.
Hori, Masashi ; Shiraishi, H. / Delusional depression. In: Nippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine. 1994 ; Vol. 52, No. 5. pp. 1268-1272.
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