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Socioeconomic inequalities in depression: a meta-analysis.
Low socioeconomic status (SES) is generally associated with high psychiatric morbidity, more disability, and poorer access to health care. Among psychiatric disorders, depression exhibits a more
Agoraphobia, simple phobia, and social phobia in the National Comorbidity Survey.
Phobias are common, increasingly prevalent, often associated with serious role impairment, and usually go untreated, but barriers to help seeking need to be investigated.
Risk factors for autism: perinatal factors, parental psychiatric history, and socioeconomic status.
Results suggest that prenatal environmental factors and parental psychopathology are associated with the risk of autism, and these factors seem to act independently.
DSM-III-R generalized anxiety disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey.
Although lifetime GAD is highly comorbid, the proportion of current GAD that is not accompanied by any other current diagnosis is high enough to indicate that GAD should be considered an independent disorder rather than exclusively a residual or prodrome of other disorders.
Prevalence and correlates of hoarding behavior in a community-based sample.
The findings suggest that hoarding may be relatively prevalent and that alcohol dependence, personality disorder traits, and specific childhood adversities are associated with hoarding in the community.
Prevalence and correlates of personality disorders in a community sample.
The estimated overall prevalence of DSM-IV personality disorders was 9%.
Is obesity associated with major depression? Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
It is suggested that obesity is associated with depression mainly among persons with severe obesity, and Prospective studies will be necessary to clarify the obesity-depression relation but await the identification of potential risk factors for depression in the obese.
Population-based study of first onset and chronicity in major depressive disorder.
To estimate risk factors for first lifetime onset and parameters of chronicity following the first episode, including duration, recovery, and recurrence, and to search for predictors of each parameter, a population-based cohort study with 23 years of follow-up is conducted.