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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 Epidemiologic research consistently reports gender differences in the rates and course of major depressive disorder (MDD). The STAR*D (Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression) multicenter trial provides a unique opportunity to explore gender differences in outpatients with nonpsychotic MDD. METHODS This sample included the first(More)
OBJECTIVE The job preferences of adults with severe mental illness who were participating in supported employment programs were examined. METHODS Data were collected on job preferences, attainment of competitive employment, job satisfaction, and job tenure of 135 adults who participated in two supported employment programs in New Hampshire. Data obtained(More)
BACKGROUND Personality disorders (PDs) were assessed among depressed out-patients by clinical interview before and after antidepressant treatment with fluoxetine to assess the degree of stability of PD diagnoses and determine whether changes in PD diagnoses across treatment are related to the degree of improvement in depressive symptoms. METHOD Three(More)
BACKGROUND Serious alcohol-related negative consequences are associated with a number of drinking behaviors among college students. Thus, it is critical to identify students who are at greater risk for hazardous drinking. Although some studies have shown that depressive symptoms may be associated with alcohol use in this population, findings are not(More)
Eating disturbances continue to grow among college students, and researchers have begun to investigate factors that may lead to abnormal eating behaviors in this population. Recent research has also suggested that excessive exercise can become a compulsive behavior that may affect psychological health. The aim of this exploratory study was to evaluate the(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)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the time until onset of antidepressant response with fluoxetine treatment. METHOD The authors evaluated 182 outpatients with major depression who had a sustained acute response to fluoxetine treatment. The outpatients received 8 weeks of treatment with 20 mg/day of fluoxetine and were assessed biweekly(More)
OBJECTIVE We wanted to explore whether major depressive disorder (MDD) subtypes (melancholic depression, atypical depression, double depression, and MDD with anger attacks) were related to levels of perceived stress, as measured by the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). METHOD Our sample [n = 298; female = 163 (55%); mean age 40.1 +/- 10.5 years] consisted of(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)