Psycho-social predictors of chronicity in depressed patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder

abstract

  • Nineteen patients with an episode of major depressive disorder who did not recover within two years of prospective follow-up were compared with an equal number who recovered within a year of the initial evaluation and remained well through the two-year follow-up date. The groups were individually matched for age, sex, primary/secondary status, and prior duration of episode. The only psycho-social variable that predicted chronicity was increased neuroticism on self-report personality inventories administered during the index evaluation. Early loss, recent life events, and recent social supports were not predictive of outcome.

publication date

  • September 10, 1986

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3779243

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 648

end page

  • 54

volume

  • 148

number

  • JUNE