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Q How prevalent is major depressive disorder among people in the United States?
Cross sectional study.
General population, USA (including Alaska and Hawaii); 2001–02.
43 093 people aged 18 years and over. Exclusions: currently institutionalised; non-civilian; or major depressive disorder from substance abuse or medical condition.
Participants were interviewed face to face using the Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule-DSM-IV version (AUDADIS-IV). Current major depressive disorder (MDD) was diagnosed if participants had ⩾2 weeks’ persistent depressed mood or anhedonia plus more than four DSM-IV depressive symptoms. Lifetime MDD was diagnosed if participants had at least one major depressive episode without previous manic, hypomanic, or mixed episodes. Twelve month MDD refers to participants with at least one depressive episode in the previous year.
DSM-IV major depressive disorder; other DSM-IV axis I and II psychiatric disorders.
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