as a predictor of the first onset of major depressive disorder over a 15-year follow-up.
Depression caseness included major and minor depression
disorders and episodes, as well as dysthymia.
This paper provides a reply to the Wong (AJHM 24:3;97-9) critique of the Rapaport et al (2011) study which found no significant difference between St John's wort, citalopram and placebo in treating minor depression
Patients aged [greater than or equal to] 60 years who fulfilled DSM-IV criteria (12) for major or minor depression
were recruited from psychiatric outpatient clinics and the inpatient psychiatric unit in the New Territories East Cluster hospitals in Hong Kong from year 2007 to 2009.
Some have reported that African Americans are less likely to suffer from major depression than other ethnic groups, but more likely to suffer from dysthymia and minor depression
(Jonas et al.
24), but not in those with minor depression
In a rare admission from the generally conservative National Institute of Mental Health, their conclusion was, "We find DHEA to be an effective treatment for midlife-onset major and minor depression
This found that those with major or minor depression
had an increased risk of mortality, compared to those with only diabetes; the former group having a death rate of 13.
The findings of the analysis revealed that death rates were up to 25 per cent higher for patients who experienced depressive symptoms, and up to 39 per cent higher among patients diagnosed with major or minor depression
TEENAGERS who experience minor depression
are at greater risk of serious depression, anxiety and eating disorders as adults, according to new research.
Police said she was suffering from minor depression
for which she was taking medication.
27) This percentage of minor depression
is slightly higher than those reported in some studies mentioned above, but is significantly lower than those presented by Paivarinta et al (45), Buys et al (44) and Jeste et al (49), who pointed out that between 15 and 25% of adults aged 65 and older are affected by clinically relevant depression.
In another study, of a total 473 depressed patients, 404 (247 with minor depression
and 157 with major depression) were identified and followed up.
The study, published in the May 2008 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, also found that blood levels of parathyroid hormone--which increase with vitamin D deficiency--were five percent higher in people with minor depression
and 33 percent higher in people with major depression.
They found that blood levels of vitamin D were 14 percent lower in people with major or minor depression
than in their non-depressed counterparts.