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Examining the relationship between lifetime stressful life events and the onset of major depression in Chinese women.

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BACKGROUND: In European and US studies, patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) report more stressful life events (SLEs) than controls, but this relationship has rarely been studied in Chinese populations. METHODS: Sixteen lifetime SLEs were assessed at interview in two groups of Han Chinese women: 1970 clinically ascertained with recurrent MDD and 2597 matched controls. Diagnostic and other risk factor information was assessed at personal interview. Odds ratios (ORs) were calculated by...

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10.1016/j.jad.2011.06.054

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Journal:
Journal of affective disorders
Volume:
135
Issue:
1-3
Pages:
95-99
Publication date:
2011-12-01
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
Source identifiers:
246046

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