Results of the DSM-IV mood disorders field trial Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder

abstract

  • The results supported the use of a course-based classification system for major depression. They also suggested that the content validity of the DSM-III-R symptom criteria for dysthymia could be improved by emphasizing cognitive and social/motivational symptoms, although such changes are unlikely to sharpen the distinction between dysthymia and major depression. Finally, 91% of the subjects met the criteria for current or lifetime major depression or dysthymia, suggesting that additional categories for milder forms of depression are not needed.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7755112

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 843

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 152

number

  • 6