Received: November 18, 2009
Accepted: March 19, 2010
Ref: Prakash A. Bender-Gestalt Test correlates of prognosis in Unipolar Depression. Internet J Med Update 2010 Jul;5(2):34-37.
BENDER-GESTALT TEST CORRELATES OF PROGNOSIS IN UNIPOLAR DEPRESSION
Mr. Anand Prakash† MPhil
†Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
(Corresponding Author: Mr. Anand Prakash, Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Gondar, Private Post Box No. 1587, Gondar, Ethiopia; Phone No. 00251-581-140607; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Bender-Gestalt test (B-G test) was administered to examine its prognostic implications in an Ethiopian sample with unipolar depression. Total 30 patients with moderate level of depression were included in study and their time taken was compared against the performance on the B-G test. Finally, a significant difference was found between time taken and Z-scores of the test supporting the prognostic value of this test in unipolar depression.
KEY WORDS: Unipolar depression; B-G test; Prognosis