Seasonality prevalence and incidence of depressive disorder in a general practice sample : identifying differences in timing by caseness.
A total of 2225 consecutive consulting general practice patients attending a North London Health Centre over the course of a year were screened and interviewed for the presence of psychiatric disorder using the GHQ and SADS ; 196 patients suffering from RDC depressive disorders were identified and followed up for a further 12 months.
A difference in prevalence incidence and recovery time was identified between major and minor depression.
Various associations between season of onset and a range of variables were observed.
Logistic modelling identified important interactions between some of these variables some of which have not been explored in previous studies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Prévalence, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Soin santé primaire, Variation saisonnière, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Mood disorder, Prevalence, Incidence, Epidemiology, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Primary health care, Seasonal variation, Human
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Cote : 97-0306474
Code Inist : 002B18C07A. Création : 15/07/1997.