Title

Psychological research on depression: A methodological review

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

1981

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Depression; Depressive Disorder; Research Design

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology

Abstract

This paper discusses some of the problems associated with research on depression. Research issues such as subject selection, multimodal assessment, and psychiatric diagnosis are discussed. The relative merits of alternative research methodologies, such as single-case, group, and correlational field designs, are also considered. Finally, some suggestions for the synthesis of research methodologies are offered.

Comments

Citation: Doerfler, L. A. (1981). Psychological research on depression: A methodological review. Clinical Psychology Review, 1(1):119-137.

At the time of publication, Leonard Doerfler was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.