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Residual symptoms after partial remission: an important outcome in depression.

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This paper draws attention to an important adverse outcome in depression, the occurrence of residual symptoms after partial remission. Among patients with definite major depression followed every 3 months to remission and thereafter, residual symptoms reaching 8 or more on the Hamilton Depression Scale 17-item total were present in 32% (19) of the 60 who remitted below major depression by 15 months. The pattern was of mild but typical depressive symptoms. Residual symptoms were more common in...

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Paykel, ES More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Hayhurst, H More by this author
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Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
25
Issue:
6
Pages:
1171-1180
Publication date:
1995-11-05
EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:e03ae4d3-27a5-4fe8-b58a-e6195fa17b32
Source identifiers:
314521
Local pid:
pubs:314521

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