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Psychiatria Danubina, Vol.21 No.1 February 2009. -

Objectives: We have investigated the changes of Temperament and Character Inventory TCI dimensions of personality in outpatients during 6 months of antidepressant treatment.

Subjects and methods: 30 outpatients were treated for mild or moderate depressive episode, current mild or moderate episode of reccurent depressive disorder or mixed anxiety and depressive disorder ICD-10. The intensity of depression was assessed by the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale MADRS at the beginning of treatment and then after the 1st, 3rd and 6th month of treatment. The TCI dimensions were assessed by the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised TCI-R at the same time periods as the MADRS. The mean scores of the TCI-R dimensions and MADRS were processed by Wilcoxon pair test.

Results: We have observed a significant decrease in harm avoidance HA score after 6 months of treatment p



Author: Radovan Hruby - ; Clinic of Psychiatry, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Martin, Slovak Rapublic Gabriela Nosalova - ; Institute of

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