Multi-dimensional criteria for the diagnosis of depression.

@article{Angst2001MultidimensionalCF,
  title={Multi-dimensional criteria for the diagnosis of depression.},
  author={Jules Angst and Kathleen R. Merikangas},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 1-2},
  pages={
          7-15
        }
}
The chief goal of the present study is to examine the validity of a dimensional approach to the classification of depressive disorders. Each of the the major diagnostic criteria for depression including symptoms, duration and frequency is examined with respect to a series of clinical validators. The sample is comprised of a cohort of 591 individuals from the total population of 18-19 year olds in Zurich, Switzerland who were followed for a period of 15 years. The results revealed that: (1… CONTINUE READING
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