Scientific article
Case report

You don't believe in a patient's depression? Watch the watch!

Published inArchives of psychiatric nursing, vol. 22, no. 1, p. 50-51
Publication date2008

Depressive states may at times be particularly tricky to ascertain or confirm during a time-limited consultation. For example, a patient may present with what has been termed as smiling depression. We present the case of a female patient with bipolar II disorder whose difficult-to-ascertain depression could be confirmed by her automatic wristwatch, which regularly stopped when she was hypokinetic as a result of her depression.

  • Activities of Daily Living/*psychology
  • Attitude to Health
  • *Bipolar Disorder/diagnosis/psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Nursing Assessment/*methods
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Self-Assessment
  • Smiling/*psychology
  • *Time Perception
Citation (ISO format)
ZULLINO, Daniele Fabio, BANCILA, Victor. You don’t believe in a patient’s depression? Watch the watch! In: Archives of psychiatric nursing, 2008, vol. 22, n° 1, p. 50–51. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2007.04.005
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