Similarities and differences on five inventories among mood and anxiety disorder patients

Ted L. Rosenthal, John M. Downs, Kristopher L. Arheart, Nancy Deal, Anna F.D. Downs, Renate H. Rosenthal

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The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ), BAROMAS, Leisure Interests Checklist (LIC), Mental Health Inventory (MHI) and a one-page checklist of Body Problems were given to 128 outpatients with serious mood or anxiety disorders. Compared to normative data published on the first four devices, the combined patients were far 'sicker' in nearly all comparisons (P ≤ 0.01). However, anxiety and mood patients did not differ on the EPQ, BAROMAS, or LIC. On Body Problems, strong contrasts emerged (P < 0.04), especially when 'fringe' eases were excluded (e.g. dysthymics from mood, and obsessives from anxiety disorder diagnoses). Small anxiety subtype groups also differed (P < 0.05). On the MHI, both global and core groups of mood-especially unipolar (depressed)-patients differed from the anxiety disorders (P < 0.04).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-247
Number of pages9
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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