Incidence of depression in the Stirling County Study: historical and comparative perspectives

@article{Murphy2000IncidenceOD,
  title={Incidence of depression in the Stirling County Study: historical and comparative perspectives},
  author={J Michael Murphy and Nan M. Laird and Richard R. Monson and Arthur M. Sobol and Alexander H. Leighton},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={30},
  pages={505 - 514}
}
Background. The Stirling County Study provides a 40-year perspective on the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in an adult population in Atlantic Canada. Across samples selected in 1952, 1970 and 1992 current prevalence of depression was stable. This paper concerns time trends in annual incidence as assessed through cohorts selected from the first two samples. Methods. Consistent interview data were analysed by a computerized diagnostic algorithm. The cohorts consisted of subjects at risk… 
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