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Long-term prognosis is poor in depression. Practitioner 2014; 258 (1771): 7

Long-term prognosis is poor in depression

22 May 2014Pais-up subscribers

Depression has a poor prognosis, recovery is slow and relapse is common, a primary care study from Finland has found. The Vantaa Primary Care Depression Study screened patients for depression using the PRIME-MD questionnaire. Those with a positive result were invited to attend a DSM-IV structured clinical interview. A total of 137 patients with DSM IV depressive disorder were recruited and followed up for five years.

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