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Conceptualization and rationale for consensus definitions of terms in major depressive disorder. Remission, recovery, relapse, and recurrence.
TLDR
It is concluded that research on depressive illness would be well served by greater consistency in the definition change points in the course of illness, and proposes an internally consistent, empirically defined conceptual scheme for the terms remission, recovery, relapse, and recurrence.
Treatment of complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial.
TLDR
Complicated grief treatment is an improved treatment over interpersonal psychotherapy, showing higher response rates and faster time to response.
Complicated grief and bereavement-related depression as distinct disorders: preliminary empirical validation in elderly bereaved spouses.
TLDR
The symptoms of complicated grief appear to define a unique disorder deserving of specialized treatment and appear to be associated with enduring functional impairments.
Anxiety disorder comorbidity in bipolar disorder patients: data from the first 500 participants in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD).
TLDR
An independent association of comorbid anxiety with greater severity and impairment in bipolar disorder patients was demonstrated, highlighting the need for greater clinical attention to anxiety in this population, particularly for enhanced clinical monitoring of suicidality.
Reliability and validity of the Panic Disorder Severity Scale: replication and extension.
Consensus criteria for traumatic grief
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Preliminary analyses suggest the consensus criteria for traumatic grief have satisfactory operating characteristics, and point to directions for further refinement of the criteria set.
Adolescent onset of the gender difference in lifetime rates of major depression: a theoretical model.
TLDR
This work discusses the social and hormonal mechanisms that stimulate affiliative needs for females at puberty and describes how heightened affiliative need can interact with adolescent transition difficulties to create a depressogenic diathesis as at-risk females reach puberty.
Chronic stress, glucocorticoid receptor resistance, inflammation, and disease risk
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Support is provided for a model suggesting that prolonged stressors result in GCR, which, in turn, interferes with appropriate regulation of inflammation, which may have broad implications for understanding the role of stress in health.
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