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ALVAREZ RAMIREZ, Leonardo Yovany; FLOREZ GALLO, Lusdary  and  MATEUS, Dalys. Convergence validation of the narrative prototypic of the depression in groups of intermediate and delayed adults in Bucaramanga. Diversitas [online]. 2008, vol.4, n.1, pp. 93-100. ISSN 1794-9998.

The objective of the present investigation work was to identify the validation degree of the narrative prototype of the depression of a group of depressive intermediate and delayed adults classified as a depressive and another group classified as non depressive of the city of Bucaramanga, differentiating them by the attribution of relation degree through a convergent validation scale from the narrative prototype and its pathology. This sample was composed by 600 intermediate and delayed adults, men and women between the 40 and 75 years old, which were selected according to the SCID (structured interview of mental upheavals based on the DSM-IV), that was used to discard other pathologies related to the depression and, the test of Hamilton (Hamilton Depression Scale Rating, or HRSD) to identify the degree of gravity of the depression, the SCID and the test of Hamilton as well constitute the instruments of evaluation, and the narrative prototype of the depression, the instrument of test. The results of the analyses of the Chi-square, and the Gamma, indicated that the depressive subjects differ from the nondepressive ones, attributing to the narrative prototype of the depression a greater degree of relation with their life that the nondepressive subjects, therefore, to greater degree of identification with the narrative prototype of the depression of the classified group as depressive minor will be the degree of identification with the narrative prototype of the sample classified like nondepressive.

Keywords : SCID; HRSD; Narrative prototype of the depression.

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