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A comparison of melancholic and nonmelancholic recurrent major depression in Han Chinese women.

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BACKGROUND: Although the diagnosis of melancholia has had a long history, the validity of the current DSM-IV definition remains contentious. We report here the first detailed comparison of melancholic and nonmelancholic major depression (MD) in a Chinese population examining in particular whether these two forms of MD differ quantitatively or qualitatively. METHODS: DSM-IV criteria for melancholia were applied to 1,970 Han Chinese women with recurrent MD recruited from 53 provincial mental he...

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10.1002/da.20875

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Journal:
Depression and anxiety
Volume:
29
Issue:
1
Pages:
4-9
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1520-6394
ISSN:
1091-4269
URN:
uuid:0c3bc0f0-d11b-44db-bc67-131e4d7e5ffd
Source identifiers:
314261
Local pid:
pubs:314261

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