This study examined the relationship between a history of trauma and the features and persistence of major depression (MDD) in patients with anxiety disorders.
The study found that, among 408 patients with an anxiety disorder and past or current MDD, those patients who reported a history of trauma had a greater number of previous episodes of major depression than those patients without trauma histories.
Also, of 174 patients with an anxiety disorder and current major depression, patients who reported histories of trauma, compared with patients who did not report such experiences, were less likely to remit from MDD over a 5-year period.
Results suggest that a history of trauma is a risk factor for chronic depression.
Mots-clés Pascal : Posttraumatisme syndrome, Stress, Evénement existentiel, Etat dépressif, Association morbide, Prévalence, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Trouble anxieux, Trouble humeur, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Posttraumatic syndrome, Stress, Life events, Depression, Concomitant disease, Prevalence, United States, North America, America, Human, Anxiety disorder, Mood disorder, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0291238
Code Inist : 002B18C08D. Création : 15/07/1997.