Year: 1985 Source: Psychopathology, v.18, no.5-6, (1985), p.293-304 SIEC No: 19870176

This study raises questions of symptom correlation in mood disorders. The investigated sample (307 sibling groups, 701 hospitalized patients) indicates the possibility that the multiplicity of specific manic and depressive syndromes derives not only from the genetic complexity of the mood-producing system but mirrors the full range of human behavior. Moods must be conceptualized as interpretive metalanguages with respect to the entire wealth of behavioral object languages. 26 refs.