CAN SOMATIC SYMPTOMS PREDICT DEPRESSION?
Author: Abdel-Khalek, Ahmed M.
Source: Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal, Volume 32, Number 7, 2004 , pp. 657-666(10)
Publisher: Scientific Journal Publishers
Abstract:In this study Kuwaiti undergraduate students (N = 215) completed the 60 individual items of the Somatic Symptoms Inventory (Abdel-Khalek, 2003) and 3 scales of depression – the Symptom Checklist-90, Depression Subscale (SCL-90; D: Derogatis, 1994) the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CESD: Radloff, 1977) and the Hopkins Symptoms Check List-Depression Scale (HCS-D: Derogatis, Lipman, Rickels, Uhlenhuth, & Covi, 1974) to determine the correlation between the 60 individual items of the SSI and the 3 scales of depression. It was concluded that the following somatic symptoms can predict depression in a nonclinical sample: tension, heart pains, sleep disorder, anorexia, weight gain, migraine, and sexual disorders, respectively.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2004
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