Persistent depressive disorder has long-term negative impacts on depression, anxiety, and somatic symptoms at 10-year follow-up among patients with major depressive disorder.

Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou and Chang-Gung University College of Medicine, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The study aimed to investigate the impacts of persistent depressive disorder (PDD) and pharmacotherapy on depression, anxiety, and somatic symptoms among patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) over a ten-year period.

Keywords

Chronic depression,Dysthymia,Outcome,Prognosis,Somatization,