The Seasonal Pattem Assessment Questionnaire was posted to psychiatric nurses in Aberdeen, and 443 (73% of eligible subjects) responded.
The rate of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) was 2.9% and for subsyndromal SAD (S-SAD) was 9.5%. When rates were age and sex adjusted to the Aberdeen population aged 15 to 64, this yielded a prevalence of 1.9% for SAD and 7.2% for S-SAD.
As in other studies, there was a preponderance of young female sufferers, but being married appeared to be protective.
Comparisons with epidemiological studies elsewhere lead to the conclusion that population rates of winter depression relate to a combination of genetic susceptibility/selection, latitude of residence and geographical mobility.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier psychiatrique, Personnel sanitaire, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Etat dépressif, Variation saisonnière, Trouble humeur, Hiver, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Latitude, Variation géographique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychiatric nurse, Health staff, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Depression, Seasonal variation, Mood disorder, Winter, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Latitude, Geographical variation, Human
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