Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Trevor Archer

  • Research Article
    Emotional Disturbances Expressed by Deaf Patients: Affective Deaf Syndrome
    Author(s): Madeleine ET Zöller and Trevor ArcherMadeleine ET Zöller and Trevor Archer

    Structured assessment of affective mood and mental distress in deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals is difficult for various reasons. The aim of this paper is to examine the complex interaction between self-rated affective mood as well as the combined double burden of affective psychiatric disorders and deafness/hard-of-hearing, this interaction system has been termed the Affective Deaf Syndrome. Deaf and hard-of-hearing psychiatric polyclinic patients at a University Hospital in Sweden (n=52) were compared to healthy individuals (n=116). The Positive Affect and Negative Affect Scale, Rosenberg’s Self-esteem Scale, the Stress and Energy questionnaire and a Background & Health Questionnaire were used. Our results clarified some issues of the emotional disturbances among the patient group with the following results. Firstly, the communication betwe.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2471-2701.1000109

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