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Table 2 Factor loadings on the six factors in 701 participants

From: Symptom continuum reported by affective disorder patients through a structure-validated questionnaire

FactorItemsFactor
123456
Psychomotor AccelerationI am more self-confident.76−.06−.03.08−.01−.09
My mood is higher and more optimistic.75.00−.08.04−.03−.01
I do think more quickly or more easily or both.73.06−.05−.02−.06−.06
I think faster.67.09−.01.06.03.11
I enjoy my work more.65−.08−.04.11−.08−.09
I am less shy or inhibited.65.02−.02.10.11.15
I plan more activities or projects.59−.04−.08.07−.07.16
I am physically more active (in sports etc.).56−.11−.01.07.01.23
HopelessnessI feel depressed−.04.77.19−.05.28.01
I feel sad−.04.77.21−.05.31.02
I find it difficult to make up my mind−.01.68.27−.05.17.07
I feel worthless−.09.67.13−.07.24.08
I am tired.04.59−.01−.06.03.08
I complain.02.58.02.18.18.02
Suicide TendencyI think about committing suicide−.05.22.82−.01.13.03
I am making plans to commit suicide−.04−.03.78−.03.08−.01
I think I would be better off dead−.11.34.73.02.11.05
I think about death−.04.29.69.02.18.04
I am making a suicide attempt−.05.01.69.01.11.10
OveractivationI have much more energy than usual.15−.21−.10.72−.08−.04
I am much more talkative or speak faster than usual.09.07−.02.68−.12.17
I am much more interested in sex than usual.11−.08−.01.67.04.11
I am much more social or outgoing than usual, for example, I telephone friends in the middle of the night.11−.04−.04.62.03.14
I sleep much less than usual and find I do not really miss it.07.08.06.59.05.03
I feel so good or so hyper that other people think I am not my normal self, or I am so hyper that I get into trouble?−.06.03.07.49−.05.27
RetardationI speak less.00.24.09−.07.82−.02
My urge to speak is less.00.27.13−.07.80.03
The speed at which I do things is lower−.08.32.19−.06.57.02
My interest in sex is less−.03.21.14−.07.50.03
My appetite is less.02.09.07.14.47.18
Distraction/ ImpulsionI am more easily distracted−.21.09−.05.02.02.61
I take more risks in my daily life (in my work and/or other activities).19.13.00.09.11.58
My thoughts jump from topic to topic.27−.18.08.16.14.57
I spend more or too much money.20.07.06.02−.03.54
I tend to drive faster or take more risks when driving.02.01.03.17.08.53
I can be exhausting or irritating for others−.24.15.06.17−.13.47
I am more flirtatious, or am sexually more active, or both.30−.02.07.17.10.41
  1. Loadings higher than .40 are presented in bold for clarity