The spectra of neurasthenia and depression: course, stability and transitions

  title={The spectra of neurasthenia and depression: course, stability and transitions},
  author={A. Gamma and J. Angst and V. Ajdacic and D. Eich and W. R{\"o}ssler},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  • A. Gamma, J. Angst, +2 authors W. Rössler
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
  • BackgroundNeurasthenia has had a chequered history, receiving changing labels such as chronic fatigue or Gulf war syndrome. Neurasthenia is recognized by ICD-10, but not by DSM-IV. Its course, longitudinal stability and relationship to depression is not well understood.MethodsIn a stratified community sample (n = 591), representative of 2600 persons of the canton of Zurich, Switzerland, neurasthenia and depression were assessed in six structured interviews between ages 20 and 41. Course… CONTINUE READING

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