The course of major depressive disorder in adolescents: I. Recovery and risk of manic switching in a follow-up of psychotic and nonpsychotic subtypes.

@article{Strober1993TheCO,
  title={The course of major depressive disorder in adolescents: I. Recovery and risk of manic switching in a follow-up of psychotic and nonpsychotic subtypes.},
  author={Michael A. Strober and Carlyn Lampert and S Schmidt and W. Reed Morrell},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={34-42}
}
Fifty-eight adolescents meeting Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) for major depressive disorder were observed for 24-months after inpatient admission in a prospective, naturalistic design study to assess time to recovery, risk of manic switching, and level and persistence of psychosocial impairment. Subjects were further categorized as psychotic or nonpsychotic by RDC. The cumulative probability of recovery by 24 months was high (90%); however, the episode was protracted with only 6.9… CONTINUE READING

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