Estimating remission from untreated major depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Estimating remission from untreated major depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Harvey A. Whiteford and Meredith G. Harris and Gemma McKeon and Amanda J. Baxter and Craig E. Pennell and Jan J. Barendregt and J L Wang},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  pages={1569 - 1585}
Background Few studies have examined spontaneous remission from major depression. This study investigated the proportion of prevalent cases of untreated major depression that will remit without treatment in a year, and whether remission rates vary by disorder severity. Method Wait-list controlled trials and observational cohort studies published up to 2010 with data describing remission from untreated depression at ⩽2-year follow-up were identified. Remission was defined as rescinded diagnoses… 
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