Prevalence of psychotic depression, and comparison between psychotic and nonpsychotic depression, were studied in 203 consecutive unipolar and bipolar outpatients presenting for treatment of depression in a private practice.
Prevalence was 14%. Of the variables investigated (unipolar/bipolar diagnosis, age at baseline/onset, gender, recurrences, atypical features, comorbidity, chronicity, duration of illness, baseline severity) bipolar I diagnosis was significantly more common, and severity of depression was significantly greater in psychotic vs nonpsychotic depression.
Discordant findings in the literature may be related to the different samples studied.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Trouble bipolaire, Prévalence, Dépression psychotique, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Italie, Europe, Homme, Trouble humeur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Bipolar disorder, Prevalence, Psychotic depression, Epidemiology, Mental health, Italy, Europe, Human, Mood disorder
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Cote : 98-0500595
Code Inist : 002B18C07A. Création : 19/02/1999.