Prevalence of mood disorders in a national sample of young American adults

  title={Prevalence of mood disorders in a national sample of young American adults},
  author={Ph. D. Bruce  S.  Jonas  Sc. M. and Debra Brody Mph and Maria S. and Mph William  E.  Narrow  MD},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
Availability of nationally representative mood disorder prevalence estimates in the United States, based on structured psychiatric interviews is limited. This report estimates overall lifetime prevalence of major depressive episode, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder using the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) and compares these estimates to the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study (ECA) conducted 10 years earlier. Additionally, prevalence estimate breakdowns by… 

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