We assessed mortality rates over 25 years in 212 patients admitted for depression or depressive symptoms.
More patients had died than expected (80 including 13 suicides ; SMR=1.40, P<0.01).
Females, but not males, experienced significantly higher mortality than the general population.
When suicides were excluded, neither the group as a whole, nor females solely, demonstrated excess mortality.
Rigorously diagnosed depressive sub-type did not predict mortality.
Mortality, particularly from suicide, was disproportionately greater in the first 2 years after index admission, suggesting that the follow-up of patients hospitalised with depression must be especially assiduous during the years immediately after admission.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Forme clinique, Mortalité, Etude longitudinale, Australie, Océanie, Suicide, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Homme, Trouble humeur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Clinical form, Mortality, Follow up study, Australia, Oceania, Suicide, Epidemiology, Mental health, Human, Mood disorder
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