The persistent risk of chronicity in recurrent episodes of nonbipolar major depressive disorder: A prospective follow-up Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder

abstract

  • The authors report on the course of illness in 101 patients who were in an episode (the "index episode") of major depressive disorder when they entered a clinical research study, recovered from that episode, and then relapsed into a new episode (the "first prospective episode") of the disorder. They found a 22% probability that these patients' first prospective episode would last at least 1 year, similar to the 21% rate of chronicity previously reported for the index episode. A long prior episode, older age, and low family income were found to predict chronicity in the first prospective episode.

publication date

  • January 1986

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.143.1.24

PubMed ID

  • 3942283

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 24

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 143

number

  • 1