Difference of atypical depression from typical depression and borderline personality disorder - From the viewpoint of parent-child relationship -

[Speaker] Hayashi, Hideki:1
[Co-author] Takei, Yuko:2, Fujimori, Akihito:2, Takeuchi, Itsuko:2, Hono, Takahiro:2
1:Graduate School of Clinical Psychology, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare (Japan), 2:Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare (Japan)

Atypical depression, to which attention has recently been paid in Japan may be often misdiagnosed as typical depression and borderline personality disorder. The previous studies have not fully discussed differences between those diseases. This study aimed to more clearly understand the atypical depression by investigating the difference in parent-child relationship observed among the patients suffering from those diseases. A survey was conducted by collecting the qualitative data from the psychiatrists who have ever been involved in the treatment of patients suffering from atypical depression, typical depression and borderline personality disorder. The qualitative data were analyzed to compare the atypical depression with the typical depression and the borderline personality disorder in terms of the parent-child relationship observed in the patients. The results provided a clue to better understanding of the atypical depression.
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