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Epidemiology and burden of depression

Roger S. McIntyre and Jay Nathanson

in Severe Depression

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199570249
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607471 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199570249.003.0003

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Epidemiology and burden of depression

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• Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability worldwide among young adults • Severe phenotypes of depression disproportionately account for the overall burden of illness attributable to major depressive disorder • Cost of illness studies implicate a differential cost burden attributable to severe phenotypes of depression

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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