Thesis / Dissertation

The medium-term course and outcome of Major Depressive Disorder in a youth-aged clinical sample

Mark Edward Phelan, Andrew Chanen (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Abstract Background Youth (age 15-25) with Major Depressive Disorder who present for treatment have a complex range of psychopathology, and multiple areas of functional impairment. The medium-term outcome of this group, over the transition to adulthood, is yet to be prospectively studied. Prospective studies enable the identification of baseline predictors of poor outcome that can then be targets of future interventions. In prospective studies of clinical samples of adults with Major Depressive Disorder, personality disorders and high levels of neuroticism are among the most consistent predictors of poor outcome. Objectives This study aimed to describe the medium-term symptomatic and f..

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