Diagnosis, personality and the long-term outcome of depression.

  title={Diagnosis, personality and the long-term outcome of depression.},
  author={Gavin Andrews and Megan D. Neilson and Christopher Hunt and Gail Ward Stewart and L G Kiloh},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
Patients diagnosed in the late 1960s as suffering from either endogenous or neurotic depression, or as presenting with depression but discharged with another neurotic diagnosis, were followed for 15 years. Diagnosis at index admission did not predict overall outcome, but patients with endogenous depression, an apparently stable diagnosis, had longer index admissions, were readmitted sooner, but spent less time ill than patients in either of the neurosis groups. Personality abnormality accounted… CONTINUE READING

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