Depression secondary to anxiety: findings from the McLean Hospital Depression Research Facility
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; Aged; Anxiety Disorders; Bipolar Disorder; Depressive Disorder; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Phobic Disorders; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Psychometrics
Methodologic issues pertinent to the study of depression secondary to anxiety are reviewed. Data on the frequency and temporal sequence of comorbid DSM-III-R anxiety and depressive disorders in a sample from the McLean Hospital Depression Research Facility are presented. Patients with major depression secondary to anxiety are compared with major depressed patients without anxiety on a variety of demographic and clinical variables. Conceptual and practical frameworks are developed for assessing and understanding comorbidity and secondary depression.
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Citation: Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1990 Dec;13(4):633-49.
Schatzberg, Alan F.; Samson, Jacqueline A.; Rothschild, Anthony J.; Luciana, Monica M.; Bruno, R. F.; and Bond, Thomas C., "Depression secondary to anxiety: findings from the McLean Hospital Depression Research Facility" (1990). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 29.
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