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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

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199570249
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740350 | DOI: https://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

Chapter.  935 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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