Comorbidity of unipolar depression: I. Major depression with dysthymia.

@article{Lewinsohn1991ComorbidityOU,
  title={Comorbidity of unipolar depression: I. Major depression with dysthymia.},
  author={Peter M. Lewinsohn and Paul Rohde and John R Seeley and Hyman Hops},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={205-13}
}
The degree of current and lifetime comorbidity between major depressive disorder (MDD) and dysthymia (DY) was examined in large community samples of older adolescents (n = 1,710) and adults (n = 2,060). DY was highly comorbid with MDD (lifetime odds ratio of 3.4 for adolescents and 1.6 for adults) and was more likely to precede than to follow MDD, especially in persons who became depressed early in life. MDD was by far the more frequent form of depression: Approximately 80% of the depressed… CONTINUE READING

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