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dc.contributor.authorTinakon Wongpakaranen_US
dc.contributor.authorNahathai Wongpakaranen_US
dc.contributor.authorManee Pinyopornpanishen_US
dc.contributor.authorUsaree Srisutasanavongen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeeraphon Lueboonthavatchaien_US
dc.contributor.authorRaviwan Nivataphanden_US
dc.contributor.authorNattaporn Apisiridejen_US
dc.contributor.authorDonruedee Petchsuwanen_US
dc.contributor.authorNattha Saisavoeyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKamonporn Wannariten_US
dc.contributor.authorRuk Ruktrakulen_US
dc.contributor.authorThawanrat Srichanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSirina Satthapisiten_US
dc.contributor.authorDaochompu Nakawiroen_US
dc.contributor.authorThanita Hiranyatheben_US
dc.contributor.authorAnakevich Temboonkiaten_US
dc.contributor.authorNamtip Tubtimtongen_US
dc.contributor.authorSukanya Rakkhajeekulen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoonsanong Wongtanoien_US
dc.contributor.authorSitthinant Tanchakvaranonten_US
dc.contributor.authorPutipong Bookkamanaen_US
dc.contributor.otherChiang Mai Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherChulalongkorn Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherTrang Hospitalen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherLampang Hospitalen_US
dc.contributor.otherKhon Kaen Regional Hospitalen_US
dc.contributor.otherPhramongkutklao College of Medicineen_US
dc.contributor.otherNaresuan Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherSrisangwal Hospitalen_US
dc.contributor.otherQueen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospitalen_US
dc.identifier.citationNeuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. Vol.10, (2014), 217-223en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: The Thai Study of Affective Disorders was a tertiary hospital-based cohort study developed to identify treatment outcomes among depressed patients and the variables involved. In this study, we examined the baseline characteristics of these depressed patients. Methods: Patients were investigated at eleven psychiatric outpatient clinics at tertiary hospitals for the presence of unipolar depressive disorders, as diagnosed by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. The severity of any depression found was measured using the Clinical Global Impression and 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) clinician-rated tools, with the Thai Depression Inventory (a self-rated instrument) administered alongside them. Sociodemographic and psychosocial variables were collected, and quality of life was also captured using the health-related quality of life (SF-36v2), EuroQoL (EQ-5D), and visual analog scale (EQ VAS) tools. Results: A total of 371 outpatients suffering new or recurrent episodes were recruited. The mean age of the group was 45.7±15.9 (range 18-83) years, and 75% of the group was female. In terms of diagnosis, 88% had major depressive disorder, 12% had dysthymic disorder, and 50% had a combination of both major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder. The mean (standard deviation) scores for the HAMD, Clinical Global Impression, and Thai Depression Inventory were 24.2±6.4, 4.47±1.1, and 51.51±0.2, respectively. Sixty-two percent had suicidal tendencies, while 11% had a family history of depression. Of the major depressive disorder cases, 61% had experienced a first episode. The SF-36v2 component scores ranged from 25 to 56, while the mean (standard deviation) of the EQ-5D was 0.50±0.22 and that of the EQ VAS was 53.79±21.3. Conclusion: This study provides an overview of the sociodemographic and psychosocial characteristics of patients with new or recurrent episodes of unipolar depressive disorders. © 2014 Wongpakaran et al.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.titleBaseline characteristics of depressive disorders in Thai outpatients: Findings from the Thai Study of Affective Disordersen_US
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