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Title: Irritable mood in adult major depressive disorder: results from the world mental health surveys
Authors: Kovess-Masfety, Viviane ×
Alonso, Jordi
Angermeyer, Matthias
Bromet, Evelyn
de Girolamo, Giovanni
de Jonge, Peter
Demyttenaere, Koen
Florescu, Silvia E
Gruber, Michael J
Gureje, Oye
Hu, Chiyi
Huang, Yueqin
Karam, Elie G
Jin, Robert
Lépine, Jean-Pierre
Levinson, Daphna
McLaughlin, Katie A
Medina-Mora, María E
O'Neill, Siobhan
Ono, Yutaka
Posada-Villa, José A
Sampson, Nancy A
Scott, Kate M
Shahly, Victoria
Stein, Dan J
Viana, Maria C
Zarkov, Zahari
Kessler, Ronald C #
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Publisher: J. Wiley
Series Title: Depression and Anxiety vol:30 issue:4 pages:395-406
Article number: 10.1002/da.22033
Abstract: Although irritability is a core symptom of DSM-IV major depressive disorder (MDD) for youth but not adults, clinical studies find comparable rates of irritability between nonbipolar depressed adults and youth. Including irritability as a core symptom of adult MDD would allow detection of depression-equivalent syndromes with primary irritability hypothesized to be more common among males than females. We carried out a preliminary examination of this issue using cross-national community-based survey data from 21 countries in the World Mental Health (WMH) Surveys (n = 110,729).
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ISSN: 1091-4269
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Psychiatry (-)
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