Symptoms, comorbidity, and clinical course of depression in immigrants: putting psychopathology in context.

@article{Saraga2013SymptomsCA,
  title={Symptoms, comorbidity, and clinical course of depression in immigrants: putting psychopathology in context.},
  author={Michael Saraga and Mehdi Gholam-Rezaee and Martin Preisig},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={151 2},
  pages={795-9}
}
BACKGROUND Migration is considered a depression risk factor when associated with psychosocial adversity, but its impact on depression's clinical characteristics has not been specifically studied. We compared 85 migrants to 34 controls, examining depression's severity, symptomatology, comorbidity profile and clinical course. METHOD A MINI interview modified to assess course characteristics was used to assign DSM-IV axis I diagnoses; medical files were used for Somatoform Disorders. Severity… CONTINUE READING
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