Frequency of painful physical symptoms with major depressive disorder in asia: relationship with disease severity and quality of life.

@article{Lee2009FrequencyOP,
  title={Frequency of painful physical symptoms with major depressive disorder in asia: relationship with disease severity and quality of life.},
  author={Phil Lee and Mingyuan Zhang and Jin Pyo Hong and Hong-Choon Chua and Kuang-Peng Chen and Siu Wa Tang and Benjamin Tak-Yuen Chan and Min Soo Lee and Bobbie Lee and Gabrielle L Gallagher and Martin R. K Dossenbach},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={
          83-91
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) frequently report concomitant painful physical symptoms, which may negatively impact diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of this study was to estimate the frequency of painful physical symptoms in Asian patients treated for an acute episode of MDD and to describe the associated demographics, clinical status, treatment patterns, and socioeconomic burden. METHOD This multicountry, observational study enrolled 909 patients with MDD (DSM-IV… CONTINUE READING
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