Lifetime prevalence of major depression and dysthymia: results of a community survey in Sardinia

@article{Carta1995LifetimePO,
  title={Lifetime prevalence of major depression and dysthymia: results of a community survey in Sardinia},
  author={Mauro Giovanni Carta and Bernardo Carpiniello and Vivianne Kovess and R Porcedda and Nereide Rudas},
  journal={European Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={1995},
  volume={5},
  pages={103-107}
}
Epidemiological data about depressive disorders emerging from European and North American community surveys are not easily comparable due to several methodological differences. Only in recent years have studies performed with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) supplied comparable data. They support the evidence of higher prevalence rates of major depression (DSM-IIIR criteria) in European than in US and Canadian community studies carried out in the 1980s. Moreover, a new… CONTINUE READING

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