Somatic symptom overlap in Beck Depression Inventory–II scores following myocardial infarction Full Text
The British Journal of Psychiatry, 07/06/2010
Thombs BD et al. – These findings contradict assertions that self–report depressive symptom measures inflate severity scores in post–AMI patients. However, the preponderance of somatic symptoms at low score levels across groups suggests that BDI–II scores may include a small amount of somatic symptom variance not necessarily related to depression in post–AMI and non–medically ill respondents.