Deconstructing major depression: a validation study of the DSM-IV symptomatic criteria.

@article{Lux2010DeconstructingMD,
  title={Deconstructing major depression: a validation study of the DSM-IV symptomatic criteria.},
  author={Vanessa Lux and Kenneth S. Kendler},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 10},
  pages={1679-90}
}
BACKGROUND The DSM-IV symptomatic criteria for major depression (MD) derive primarily from clinical experience with modest empirical support. METHOD The sample studied included 1015 (518 males, 497 females) Caucasian twins from a population-based registry who met criteria for MD in the year prior to the interview. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to compare the associations of: (1) single symptomatic criterion, (2) two groups of criteria reflecting cognitive and neurovegetative… CONTINUE READING

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