Family functioning and the course of major depression.

@article{Keitner1987FamilyFA,
  title={Family functioning and the course of major depression.},
  author={Gabor I. Keitner and Ivan W Miller and Norman B. Epstein and Duane S. Bishop and Alan E. Fruzzetti},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          54-64
        }
}
Abstract Thirty-eight psychiatric inpatients with major depression and their families were assessed during the acute phase of the depressive disorder and at remission or 12-month follow-up. They were matched to 28 nonclinical control families. Depressed families reported worse family functioning than control families, both during the acute episode and at remission. The depressive episode was significantly shorter (4.1 months) in those families that improved in family functioning during follow… CONTINUE READING

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