Predictors of recurrence in a sample of 508 outpatients with major depressive disorder.


Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy; IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]


Specific predictors of relapse/recurrence in major depressive disorder (MDD) have been identified but evidence across studies are inconsistent. This study aimed to identify the most relevant socio-demographic/clinical predictors of MDD recurrence in a sample of 508 outpatients.


Age at first treatment,Duration of untreated illness,First lifetime illness episode,MDD single/recurrent episode,Major depressive disorder,Melancholic features,