Do psychosocial factors influence outcome in severely depressed female psychiatric in-patients?

@article{Andrew1993DoPF,
  title={Do psychosocial factors influence outcome in severely depressed female psychiatric in-patients?},
  author={Brooke Andrew and Keith Hawton and James Fagg and David Westbrook},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1993},
  volume={163},
  pages={
          747-54
        }
}
Fifty-nine women admitted to hospital because of severe depression were studied prospectively during hospital admission and nine months following hospital discharge in order to identify psychosocial and illness factors associated with prognosis. Outcome was measured in terms of both depression scores and recovery at the time of follow-up. In keeping with the findings of other studies, the outcome was often poor, with only 54% having recovered nine months after discharge, poorer outcome being… CONTINUE READING