The concept of major depression

@article{Philipp2005TheCO,
  title={The concept of major depression},
  author={M. Philipp and W. Maier and C. Delmo},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={240},
  pages={258-265}
}
SummaryAll operationalized diagnostic systems contain a diagnostic category, which corresponds to the concept of major depression. Yet, these corresponding definitions are not identical. Up to now, no comprehensive comparisons of the competing diagnoses have been published. We will therefore present a series of studies, describing six different operational definitions of major depression according to their content and construction and empirically comparing them in large inpatient and outpatient… Expand
The concept of major depression
SummarySix operational definitions of the concept of major depression were submitted to empirical evaluation in 600 psychiatric inpatients. Special attention was given to the comparison of majorExpand
The concept of major depression
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