International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018

Association of Expressed Emotion in Caretakers with Severity of Depression in Patients of Major Depressive Disorder

Dr. Rakesh Gandhi [2] | Dr. Krishna Kumar Mishra

Abstract: Background: Expressed emotion refers to a global index of particular emotions, attitudes and behaviours expressed by relatives (caretaker) about a family member diagnosed with psychiatric illness. Expressed emotion (EE) is the general reflection of the family’s attitude towards the patient as a precursor to relapse in major psychiatric disorders. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 patients with depression were recruited from Psychiatric OPD S. S. G. Hospital Vadodara and association between severity of depression and expressed emotion was measured. Results: Pearson Correlation Coefficient was found to be r = 0.7418 with p value <0.0001 for this study. Hence, correlation between expressed emotion in caretakers and severity of Depression in patients with MDD is significantly positive. Conclusion: Expressed emotion in caretakers was associated with severity of Depression in Major Depressive Disorder patients.

Keywords: depression, expressed emotion

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018,

Pages: 1402 - 1403

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