Characteristics and differences in treatment outcome of inpatients with chronic vs. episodic major depressive disorders.

@article{Khler2015CharacteristicsAD,
  title={Characteristics and differences in treatment outcome of inpatients with chronic vs. episodic major depressive disorders.},
  author={Stephan K{\"o}hler and Katja Wiethoff and Roland Ricken and Thomas Josef Stamm and Thomas C. Baghai and R. O. Fisher and Florian Hannes Seem{\"u}ller and Peter Brieger and Joachim Cordes and Jaroslav Malevani and Gerd Laux and Iris Hauth and H. J. M{\"o}ller and J. Zeiler and Andreas Heinz and Michael Bauer and Mazda Adli},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2015},
  volume={173},
  pages={126-33}
}
BACKGROUND Approximately 20-30% of patients with Major depressive disorder (MDD) develop a chronic course of their disease. Chronic depression is associated with increased health care utilisation, hospitalisation and a higher disease burden. We identified clinical correlates and differences in treatment response of chronic MDD (cMDD) patients compared with non-chronic episodic depression in a huge sample of depressive inpatients. METHODS Data were collected from 412 inpatients who had been… CONTINUE READING
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