Is Early-onset in Major Depression a Predictor of Specific Clinical Features with More Impaired Social Function?

@inproceedings{Liu2015IsEI,
  title={Is Early-onset in Major Depression a Predictor of Specific Clinical Features with More Impaired Social Function?},
  author={Yan-Hong Liu and Lin Chen and Yun-Ai Su and Yi-ru Fang and Manit Srisurapanont and Jin Pyo Hong and Ahmad Faidhi Mohd Hatim and Hong Choon Chua and Dianne Carol Bautista and Tianmei Si},
  booktitle={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Early-onset major depressive disorder (MDD) (EOD) is often particularly malignant due to its special clinical features, accompanying impaired social function, protracted recovery time, and frequent recurrence. This study aimed to observe the effects of age onset on clinical characteristics and social function in MDD patients in Asia. METHODS In total, 547 out-patients aged 18-65 years who were from 13 study sites in five Asian countries were included. These patients had MDD… CONTINUE READING

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