Methods A controlled study was carried out in 46 patients who met the CCMD-3 criteria of major depression and depressed episode. 22 of total patients were treated with reboxitine(8mg/d)and the others were treated with fluoxetine (20mg/d)for 6 weeks.
Conclusion Results from the study supported the idea that hopelessness,negative life-events and family history of suicide were risk factors of attempted suicide in major depression while TPH2 gene rs7305115 A/A might be the protective factor.
Results The prevalence of depressive disorders and anxious disorders were 23.8% and 34.8% respectively, and prevalence rate of major depression, dysthymia and panic attack were 3.6%, 2.4% and1.2% respectively.
Method 40 patients with major depression,36 with dysthymia according to DSM-Ⅳ,and 37 normal controls were tested by WAIS,Logical Memory and Visual Reproduction subsets of WMS,Stroop Test,Verbal Fluency,Trails Making,Tower of Hanoi,and Modified version of Wisconsin Card Sorting Test.
Somatosensory perception threshold (SPT),pain perception threshold (PPT)and the relative pain perception threshold (RPPT) were studied in 30 patients with major depression,compared with the findings in a control group and related to the psychopathological state evaluated by means of the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD).
The internal consistency of the scales was measured by Cronbach's a coefficient. Results: 29 subjccts(10.3%) met the DSM-III-R criteria for major depression. Both GHQ and EPDS had good sensitivity and specificity in screening for psychiatric morbidity after miscarriage.
Objective: To investigate the differences of personality and life events between Neurotic Depression (ND)and Major Depression(MD) and explore the differences of personality between the first degree relatives of the patients with ND and the first degree relatives of the patients with MD.