Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Philip W. Lavori

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  • DOUBLE DEPRESSION - 2-YEAR FOLLOW-UP AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY Keller, M. B., Lavori, P. W., Endicott, J., Coryell, W., Klerman, G. L. 1983; 140 (6): 689-694

    Abstract:

    Of 316 patients with a major depressive disorder who were followed for between 6 months and 2 years, 80 (25%) had a preexisting chronic minor depression of at least 2 years' duration. The chronic minor depression reduced the apparent effect of the known predictors of recovery and relapse from the major depressive disorder and predicted a very pernicious course for the chronic depression. Furthermore, the longer the patient continued to suffer from a chronic minor depression after recovering from the major depression, the greater the probability that relapse into another major depression would preempt recovery from the chronic depression.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1983QS27500002

    View details for PubMedID 6846625

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