[Perception of short musical fragments by hypomaniac patients].Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2006 May-Jun; 56(3):334-7.ZV
Emotional assessment of short fragments from pieces of chamber music was studied in patients in steady elated mood (hypomaniac). Six fragments, assessed by healthy subjects as emotionally positive, neutral or negative were used. The examined subjects were shown to be capable for an emotional assessment of the musical fragments. The most pronounced difference of the examined patients from healthy subjects and depressive patients examined earlier was the predominance of neutral assessments in hypomaniacs.