Outcome of women admitted to hospital for depressive illness: factors in the prognosis of severe depression.

@article{Sherrington2001OutcomeOW,
  title={Outcome of women admitted to hospital for depressive illness: factors in the prognosis of severe depression.},
  author={J M Sherrington and Keith Hawton and James Fagg and Brooke Andrew and Dawn C Smith},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={115-25}
}
BACKGROUND A previous study of women 9 months after discharge from in-patient treatment for depression found that low self-esteem as measured by a self-report questionnaire at admission was associated with a worse prognosis. This study investigates the womens' outcome more than 4 years after discharge and the continued prognostic relevance of self-esteem and other variables. METHOD Fifty-six women who had been admitted to hospital with major depression and studied in detail during their… CONTINUE READING