Depression, disability days, and days lost from work in a prospective epidemiologic survey.

@article{Broadhead1990DepressionDD,
  title={Depression, disability days, and days lost from work in a prospective epidemiologic survey.},
  author={William Broadhead and Dan German Blazer and Linda Kaufman George and Chiu Kit Tse},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1990},
  volume={264 19},
  pages={2524-8}
}
We describe the relationship of depression and depressive symptoms to disability days and days lost from work in 2980 participants in the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study in North Carolina after 1 year of follow-up. Compared with asymptomatic individuals, persons with major depression had a 4.78 times greater risk of disability (95% confidence interval, 1.64 to 13.88), and persons with minor depression with mood disturbance, but not major depression, had a 1.55 times greater risk (95… CONTINUE READING
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