Minor versus major depression: a comparative clinical study.

OBJECTIVE To examine whether minor depression differs from major depression in clinically relevant ways. METHOD Structured interviews, Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) scores, and physicians' treatment recommendations were obtained systematically from 1,458 admissions to an outpatient teaching clinic during a 5-year period from 1981 to 1986. Of… CONTINUE READING