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  1. Reversed neurovegetative symptoms of depression : A community study of Ontario.

    Article - En anglais


    Most research on depression with reversed neurovegetative features (hypersomnia, hyperphagia, and weight gain) has been based on site-specific clinic-based samples.

    The goal ofthis study was to delineate the epidemiology ofreversed symptoms in a large community sample and to use other symptom patterns for comparison.


    Interviewers assessed 8,116 subjects across Ontario, aged 15-64 years, by using the World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview.

    Individuals who met the DSM-III-R criteria for major depression, current or lifetime, were classified into four groups on the basis of lifetime neurovegetative symptoms : episodes of typical symptoms only, episodes of reversed symptoms only, neither type, or both types (fluctuating-symptom group).

    The groups were compared on demographic characteristics, comorbidity, disability, and health care utilization.


    Of the 653 individuals with lifetime major depression, 11.3%, had episodes of reversed symptoms only, and another 5.8% were classified as fluctuating.

    Most of the differences among the four groups were due to the unique characteristics of the groups with neither type of episode or a fluctuating pattern ; individuals who had experienced only reversed symptoms were remarkably similar to those who had had only typical symptoms.

    The fluctuating-symptom group had high rates of comorbidity, substance abuse, and health care utilization. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Symptomatologie, Système nerveux autonome pathologie, Trouble sommeil, Prise poids, Perte poids, Appétit, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Ontario, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Mood disorder, Symptomatology, Diseases of the autonomic nervous system, Sleep disorder, Weight gain, Weight loss, Appetite, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Ontario, Canada, North America, America, Human, Nervous system diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0406814

    Code Inist : 002B18C07A. Création : 19/12/1997.