The relationship between neuroticism, major depressive disorder and comorbid disorders in Chinese women.
OBJECTIVE: The personality trait of neuroticism is a risk factor for major depressive disorder (MDD), but this relationship has not been demonstrated in clinical samples from Asia. METHODS: We examined a large-scale clinical study of Chinese Han women with recurrent major depression and community-acquired controls. RESULTS: Elevated levels of neuroticism increased the risk for lifetime MDD (with an odds ratio of 1.37 per SD), contributed to the comorbidity of MDD with anxiety disorders, and p...Expand abstract
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