Sex and depression in the National Comorbidity Survey. I: Lifetime prevalence, chronicity and recurrence.


Basic epidemiologic prevalence data are presented on sex differences in DSM-III-R major depressive episodes (MDE). The data come from the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS), the first survey in the U.S. to administer a structured psychiatric interview to a nationally representative sample of the general population. Consistent with previous research, women… (More)


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