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Philip W. Lavori

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  • THE PERSISTENT RISK OF CHRONICITY IN RECURRENT EPISODES OF NONBIPOLAR MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER - A PROSPECTIVE FOLLOW-UP AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY Keller, M. B., Lavori, P. W., Rice, J., Coryell, W., Hirschfeld, R. M. 1986; 143 (1): 24-28

    Abstract:

    The authors report on the course of illness in 101 patients who were in an episode (the "index episode") of major depressive disorder when they entered a clinical research study, recovered from that episode, and then relapsed into a new episode (the "first prospective episode") of the disorder. They found a 22% probability that these patients' first prospective episode would last at least 1 year, similar to the 21% rate of chronicity previously reported for the index episode. A long prior episode, older age, and low family income were found to predict chronicity in the first prospective episode.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1986AXS5800004

    View details for PubMedID 3942283

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