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Is Lacking of Energetic Motivation a Symptom in a Unique Domain for Patients with Major Depressive Disorder?

Yun-Hsuan Chang, MPhil1,2,4 Tzung-Lieh Yeh, M.D.1,2 Kao-Ching Chen, M.D.1,2 I-Hui Lee, M.D.1,2  Po-See Chen, Ph.D.1,2,3 Yen-Kuang Yang, M.D.1,2,3

Objective:The purpose of this study was to explore whether the symptoms that patients with major depressive disorder have lower energy, which is a unique symptom can be measured by the Motivation and Energy Inventory (MEI). Method:We recruited 22 outpatients with major depressive disorder. We assessed them with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D), the Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire (TDQ), World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHO-QoL) and the Motivation and Energy Inventory (MEI). Results:The results showed that the MEI sub scores, except the social motivation subscale, are highly correlated with all domains of the depression scales. Conclusion:The sum of state of energetic motivation measured by the MEI might be not a unique symptom in patients with major depressive disorder. But the symptoms related to social motivation needs more attention in clinics.
Key Word energy, major depression, motivation, symptomatology
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