Lack of stability of the RDC endogenous subtype in consecutive episodes of major depression Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder

abstract

  • The stability of the endogenous subtype of major depressive disorder was examined within individuals across consecutive episodes. The subjects were 119 probands from the NIMH Collaborative Depression Study who experienced at least two episodes of unipolar major depressive disorder within a two-year period of biannual evaluations. Structured data collection methods and Research Diagnostic Criteria were employed. The inter-episode stability of subtype diagnosis was low, never producing a kappa of greater than 0.25. This result was not attributable to threshold for diagnosis, time between episodes, differences in severity, or changes in raters.

publication date

  • January 1987

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0165-0327(87)90006-1

PubMed ID

  • 2955005

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 139

end page

  • 43

volume

  • 12

number

  • 2