Major depression prevalence is very high, but the syndrome is a poor proxy for community populations' clinical treatment needs.

@article{Patten2008MajorDP,
  title={Major depression prevalence is very high, but the syndrome is a poor proxy for community populations' clinical treatment needs.},
  author={Scott B Patten},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 7},
  pages={411-9}
}
  • Scott B Patten
  • Published 2008 in
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
OBJECTIVES Some basic questions about the epidemiology of major depression (MD) remain open to debate and interpretation. Prevalence is a case in point. There have been claims that prevalence has been both over- and underestimated. This review is an attempt to reconcile this apparent contradiction. METHOD A literature search was carried out using MEDLINE. Articles were screened for relevance in 2 stages and bibliographies were examined to identify additional relevant publications. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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