Epidemiology of affective disorders: a review.

  title={Epidemiology of affective disorders: a review.},
  author={Roger C. Bland},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={42 4},
  • Roger C. Bland
  • Published 1997 in
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
OBJECTIVE To review the epidemiology of affective disorders. METHODS This paper reviews recent studies, many of which have used standardized methodology and classification systems, and summarizes their major findings. It also presents trends with particular reference to major depression. RESULTS There have been major advances in the last 15 years, with many investigators using standard methods in different countries, cultures, and races. Rates of major depression are probably increasing… CONTINUE READING