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Late mortality in severe depression

Brådvik, Louise LU and Berglund, Mats LU (2001) In Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 103(2). p.111-116
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To assess late mortality among psychiatric in-patients with severe depression/melancholia.
METHOD: 1,206 in-patients rated at discharge on a multidimensional diagnostic schedule had received the diagnosis severe depression/ melancholia between 1956 and 1969. A first follow-up was made in 1984. The present follow-up constitutes 675 survivors 15-42 years after the first admission. They were followed-up by means of the general population register and local parish registers to January 1st 1998.
RESULTS: At this second follow-up another 279 patients were deceased, standardized mortality ratio 1.3, indicating a continuous increased mortality late in the course of depression. Eleven suicides (4%) were included, eight men and... (More)
OBJECTIVE: To assess late mortality among psychiatric in-patients with severe depression/melancholia.
METHOD: 1,206 in-patients rated at discharge on a multidimensional diagnostic schedule had received the diagnosis severe depression/ melancholia between 1956 and 1969. A first follow-up was made in 1984. The present follow-up constitutes 675 survivors 15-42 years after the first admission. They were followed-up by means of the general population register and local parish registers to January 1st 1998.
RESULTS: At this second follow-up another 279 patients were deceased, standardized mortality ratio 1.3, indicating a continuous increased mortality late in the course of depression. Eleven suicides (4%) were included, eight men and three women, which was less than the 22% found in the first investigation. Male patients showed a higher suicide rate than female patients late in the course.
CONCLUSION: The general mortality and suicide rate remain increased late in the course. (Less)
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10.1034/j.1600-0447.2001.00212.x
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: To assess late mortality among psychiatric in-patients with severe depression/melancholia.<br/>METHOD: 1,206 in-patients rated at discharge on a multidimensional diagnostic schedule had received the diagnosis severe depression/ melancholia between 1956 and 1969. A first follow-up was made in 1984. The present follow-up constitutes 675 survivors 15-42 years after the first admission. They were followed-up by means of the general population register and local parish registers to January 1st 1998.<br/>RESULTS: At this second follow-up another 279 patients were deceased, standardized mortality ratio 1.3, indicating a continuous increased mortality late in the course of depression. Eleven suicides (4%) were included, eight men and three women, which was less than the 22% found in the first investigation. Male patients showed a higher suicide rate than female patients late in the course.<br/>CONCLUSION: The general mortality and suicide rate remain increased late in the course.},
  author       = {Brådvik, Louise and Berglund, Mats},
  issn         = {1600-0447},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {111--116},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  title        = {Late mortality in severe depression},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0447.2001.00212.x},
  volume       = {103},
  year         = {2001},
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