Major depressive disorder: a prospective study of residual subthreshold depressive symptoms as predictor of rapid relapse.

  title={Major depressive disorder: a prospective study of residual subthreshold depressive symptoms as predictor of rapid relapse.},
  author={L. Judd and H. Akiskal and J. Maser and P. J. Zeller and J. Endicott and W. Coryell and M. Paulus and J. Kunovac and A. Leon and T. Mueller and J. A. Rice and M. Keller},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={50 2-3},
  • L. Judd, H. Akiskal, +9 authors M. Keller
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of affective disorders
  • BACKGROUND The study tested whether level of recovery from major depressive episodes (MDEs) predicts duration of recovery in unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) patients. METHODS MDD patients seeking treatment at five academic centers were followed naturalistically for 10 years or longer. Patients were divided on the basis of intake MDE recovery into residual depressive symptoms (SSD; N=82) and asymptomatic (N=155) recovery groups. They were compared on time to first episode relapse… CONTINUE READING
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