Child and adolescent clinical features as forerunners of adult-onset major depressive disorder: retrospective evidence from an epidemiological sample.

@article{Wilcox2004ChildAA,
  title={Child and adolescent clinical features as forerunners of adult-onset major depressive disorder: retrospective evidence from an epidemiological sample.},
  author={Holly C Wilcox and James C Anthony},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={
          9-20
        }
}
BACKGROUND Adult-onset cases of DSM-III-R major depressive disorder (MDD) often have had a history of mood disturbances and allied clinical features during childhood or adolescence. This study seeks to illuminate these early-life disturbances, as recalled and reported by adult-onset MDD cases (i.e. those whose first episode of MDD occurred after age 18) and non-cases. METHODS Our research group has re-assessed survivors in the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) community sample… CONTINUE READING
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