Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorKaviani, Hosseinen
dc.contributor.authorTabrizi, Maryam Kompanien
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T13:57:07Z
dc.date.available2017-01-09T13:57:07Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-06
dc.identifier.citationKaviani H, Tabrizi M (2016) 'Emotional expressivity and somatization symptoms in clinically depressed patients', Clinical Depression, 2 (113).en
dc.identifier.doi10.4172/ cdp. 1000113
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/621942
dc.description.abstractSomatization might be defined as a process by which psychological, emotional pains and distress is expressed as physical symptoms without a known organic basis. This study aims to examining somatization symptoms among clinically depressed patients with White-American and Hispanic background. Participants diagnosed with major depressive disorder without psychotic features (DSM-V) completed self-report measures for somatization, depression, emotional expressivity (EE), and demographics. The findings suggest that patients low on emotional expressivity may tend to experience and report more bodily pains and complains than those who are emotionally expressive. No link between EE and depression was observed. Women scored higher on somatization then men in this study. In addition, Hispanics reported more somatization symptoms than their White American counterparts. The results of this study might contribute to provision of a clearer picture to distinguish between somatization syndrome and other actual physical conditions.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOMICS Internationalen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/emotional-expressivity-and-somatization-symptoms-in-clinicallydepressed-patients-cdp-1000113.php?aid=76113en
dc.rightsGreen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectsomatizationen
dc.subjectdepressionen
dc.subjectethnicityen
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.subjectemotional expressivityen
dc.subjectcultureen
dc.subjectC800 Psychologyen
dc.titleEmotional expressivity and somatization symptoms in clinically depressed patientsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalClinical Depressionen
dc.date.updated2017-01-09T12:00:00Z
html.description.abstractSomatization might be defined as a process by which psychological, emotional pains and distress is expressed as physical symptoms without a known organic basis. This study aims to examining somatization symptoms among clinically depressed patients with White-American and Hispanic background. Participants diagnosed with major depressive disorder without psychotic features (DSM-V) completed self-report measures for somatization, depression, emotional expressivity (EE), and demographics. The findings suggest that patients low on emotional expressivity may tend to experience and report more bodily pains and complains than those who are emotionally expressive. No link between EE and depression was observed. Women scored higher on somatization then men in this study. In addition, Hispanics reported more somatization symptoms than their White American counterparts. The results of this study might contribute to provision of a clearer picture to distinguish between somatization syndrome and other actual physical conditions.


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
license.txt
Size:
104bytes
Format:
Text file

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Green
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Green