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A comparison of the clinical characteristics of Chinese patients with recurrent major depressive disorder with and without dysthymia.

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BACKGROUND: The relationship between major depressive disorder (MDD) and dysthymia, a form of chronic depression, is complex. The two conditions are highly comorbid and it is unclear whether they are two separate disease entities. We investigated the extent to which patients with dysthymia superimposed on major depression can be distinguished from those with recurrent MDD. METHODS: We examined the clinical features in 1970 Han Chinese women with MDD (DSM-IV) between 30 and 60 years of age acr...

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10.1016/j.jad.2011.06.051

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Journal:
Journal of affective disorders
Volume:
135
Issue:
1-3
Pages:
106-110
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
URN:
uuid:dda6041f-8ace-4cff-a608-b932feb2c90c
Source identifiers:
246034
Local pid:
pubs:246034

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