Predicting the course of melancholic and nonmelancholic depression. A naturalistic comparison study.

@article{Parker1992PredictingTC,
  title={Predicting the course of melancholic and nonmelancholic depression. A naturalistic comparison study.},
  author={Gordon Parker and Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic and Henry Brodaty and Philip Boyce and Philip B. Mitchell and Kay Wilhelm and Ian B. Hickie},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1992},
  volume={180 11},
  pages={693-702}
}
We assessed improvement patterns and predictors of outcome over a 1-year period, in a sample of depressed patients receiving treatment from a specialized mood disorders unit. Patients with melancholia had a differential improvement pattern from the nonmelancholics in the first 20 weeks, but case rates and severity levels were comparable at 20 weeks and at 1 year. Only three variables (older age at first episode, less severe depression and extraversion) were predictors of improvement in both… CONTINUE READING