Situational Major Depressive Disorder

Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, Gerald L. Klerman, Nancy C. Andreasen, Paula J. Clayton, Martin B. Keller

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Abstract

Fifty-seven patients with situational major depression diagnosed by the Research Diagnostic Criteria were compared with 72 subjects with nonsituational major depression on demographic, clinical, and psychosocial variables. The situational patients tended to be younger and had fewer prior episodes of depression and fewer hospitalizations. No differences were found in categories of life events, in overall clinical picture, in social supports, or in family history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1109-1114
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of general psychiatry
Volume42
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1985

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Hirschfeld, R. M. A., Klerman, G. L., Andreasen, N. C., Clayton, P. J., & Keller, M. B. (1985). Situational Major Depressive Disorder. Archives of general psychiatry, 42(11), 1109-1114. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpsyc.1985.01790340093013