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Multicenter Study Characteristics of major depressive disorder according to family history of depression : A CRESCEND-K (Clinical Research Center for Depression in Korea) study.
Seunghee Jeong, Hyeon Woo Yim, Youngeun Jung, Sunjin Jo, Taeyoun Jun, Sung Won Jung, Minsoo Lee, Jaemin Kim
Epidemiol Health 2008;30(2):272-280
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4178/kje.2008.30.2.272
Published online: December 31, 2008
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1Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine,Catholic University, Korea. y1693@catholic.ac.kr
2Clinical Research Coordinating Center of Catholic MedicalCenter, Korea.
3Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, CatholicUniversity, Korea.
4Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, KeimyungUniversity, Korea.
5Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, KoreaUniversity, Korea.
6Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, ChonnamNational University, Korea.
Received: 5 November 2008   • Accepted: 18 December 2008

PURPOSE
People with a family history of mood disorder are more likely to have depression. This study compared the characteristics of non-psychotic major depression disorder according to family history of depression.
METHOD
Subjects were total of 817 persons recruited for the CRESCEND-K multicenter trial. Characteristics of depression and suicide history of patients with and without a family history of depression were assessed. Family history was determined through self-report.
RESULTS
Of 817 participants, 12.4% had a positive family history of depression. Those with family history of depression reported an earlier age at onset of MDD, and more psychiatric comorbidity. Severity of depression and anxiety were not different according to family history of depression. There were no difference in attempted suicide history, number of attempted suicide and age at onset of 1st attempted suicide according to such a family history.
CONCLUSION
Patients with family history of depression reported earlier onset of MDD and more history of psychiatric comorbidity.


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