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Cross-national epidemiology of major depression and bipolar disorder.
TLDR
There are striking similarities across countries in patterns of major depression and of bipolar disorder and the differences in rates for major depression across countries suggest that cultural differences or different risk factors affect the expression of the disorder.
Assessment of social adjustment by patient self-report.
TLDR
The derivation and testing of a simple and inexpensive method, the Social Adjustment Scale Self-Report, is described, which covers the patient's role performance, interpersonal relationships, friction, feelings and satisfaction in work, and social and leisure activities with the extended family.
Genome-wide association analyses identify 44 risk variants and refine the genetic architecture of major depression
TLDR
A genome-wide association meta-analysis of individuals with clinically assessed or self-reported depression identifies 44 independent and significant loci and finds important relationships of genetic risk for major depression with educational attainment, body mass, and schizophrenia.
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.
Lifetime prevalence of specific psychiatric disorders in three sites.
Lifetime rates are presented for 15 DSM-III psychiatric diagnoses evaluated in three large household samples on the basis of lay interviewers' use of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule. The most
Social phobia. Comorbidity and morbidity in an epidemiologic sample.
TLDR
Social phobia was associated with distress and impairment, yet was rarely treated by mental health professionals, and an increase in suicide attempts was found among subjects with social phobia overall, but this increase was mainly attributable to comorbid cases.
Offspring of depressed parents: 20 years later.
TLDR
The offspring of depressed parents constitute a high-risk group for psychiatric and medical problems, which begin early and continue through adulthood, and early detection seems warranted.
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