Amy H Farabaugh

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OBJECTIVE Major depressive disorder (MDD) is often chronic and is often associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The importance of assessing disability and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with MDD has only recently been recognized. The aim of this study was to examine sociodemographic and clinical correlates of HRQOL in a(More)
BACKGROUND Although major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with significant impairments in health-related quality of life (HRQOL), few studies have evaluated HRQOL dysfunction in multiple domains. This report examined the psychological, physical, and social domains in a large sample of outpatients who entered the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive symptoms are common in Parkinson's disease (PD); however, it is unclear whether there are specific depressive symptom patterns in patients with PD and comorbid depression (dPD). OBJECTIVE The goal of this study is to examine the frequency and correlates of specific depressive symptoms in PD. METHOD A sample of 158 individuals with(More)
OBJECTIVE Pattern analysis has identified two types of response patterns to antidepressants: "true drug" response (TDR) and "placebo pattern" response (PPR). This study examines the relationship between cognitive factors and TDR and PPR to fluoxetine. METHODS We assessed 310 outpatients meeting DSM-III-R criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD) who(More)
Although personality disorder (PD) comorbidity has been associated with poor treatment outcome in major depressive disorder (MDD), little is known about mechanisms mediating this link. Converging evidence suggests that maladaptive cognitive patterns, particularly in interaction with stressors, might lead to poor treatment outcome in MDD subjects with PD(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide among college students is a significant public health concern. Although suicidality is linked to depression, not all depressed college students experience suicidal ideation (SI). The primary aim of this study was to determine potential factors that may distinguish college students with depressive symptoms with and without SI. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the efficacy and tolerability of ethyl-eicosapentaenoate (EPA-E) monotherapy for major depressive disorder (MDD). METHOD Fifty-seven adults with DSM-IV MDD were randomly assigned from January 2003 until June 2006 to receive 1 g/d of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or placebo for 8 weeks in a double-blind, randomized, controlled pilot(More)
Major depression with comorbid anxiety disorder is associated with poor antidepressant outcome compared to major depression without comorbid anxiety disorder. The purpose of our study was to assess changes in severity of both depressive and anxiety symptoms in outpatients with major depression with comorbid anxiety disorder following fluoxetine treatment.(More)
OBJECTIVE We used the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire (TPQ) to study the relationship between temperamental traits and comorbid anxiety disorders as well as age of onset of major depressive disorder (MDD) in 263 patients with MDD. METHODS Patients recruited for a large clinical study on MDD underwent a Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R(More)
BACKGROUND Depression has been recognized as a common feature of Parkinson's disease (PD), and is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder in PD patients. OBJECTIVE The authors sought to determine whether cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective in the treatment of depression within the context of PD (dPD). METHOD The authors enrolled 8 depressed(More)