Development and validation of the current concept of major depression.

@article{Maj2012DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of the current concept of major depression.},
  author={Mario Maj},
  journal={Psychopathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={135-46}
}
The operational diagnostic criteria for major depression have remained more or less the same in the past 40 years. However, the threshold for the diagnosis fixed by operational definitions has been criticized for either being too high, excluding many depressive states which do not differ from currently defined major depression on several variables, or too low, so that the milder cases receiving the diagnosis do not respond to antidepressants better than to placebo. Furthermore, it has been… CONTINUE READING
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