Affective disorder amongst women in the general population: a longitudinal study.

@article{Surtees1986AffectiveDA,
  title={Affective disorder amongst women in the general population: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Paul G. Surtees and Sashi P Sashidharan and Cecilia Dean},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1986},
  volume={148},
  pages={
          176-86
        }
}
This paper reports upon a longitudinal general population survey of psychiatric disorder among a sample of women in Edinburgh. The course and outcome of the identified disorders, defined according to the RDC, are described. In addition the report documents the consequence, for the description of episodes, of adopting a diagnostic scheme which embodies hierarchical and inter-episode interval rules. Estimates of disease rates per year revealed a period prevalence of RDC disorder of 25.2% (17.6… CONTINUE READING