Recovery from episodes during the course of affective disorder: a case-register study.

@article{Kessing1999RecoveryFE,
  title={Recovery from episodes during the course of affective disorder: a case-register study.},
  author={Lars Vedel Kessing and Preben B Mortensen},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={279-87}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to investigate whether the duration of treated episodes changes during the course of unipolar and bipolar affective disorder. METHOD The rate of recovery from successive hospitalized episodes was estimated with survival analyses in a case-register study including all hospital admissions with primary affective disorder in Denmark during the period 1971-1993. RESULTS A total of 9174 patients with recurrent episodes were followed from their first admission… CONTINUE READING

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