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[Structure of borderline depressive conditions].

Authors
  • Vertogradova, O P
  • Poliakov, S E
  • Stepanov, I L
  • Dobzhenko, T V
  • Lesser, A G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova (Moscow, Russia : 1952)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1992
Volume
92
Issue
1
Pages
103–106
Identifiers
PMID: 1319630
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Overall 502 workers of a scientific-industrial association were examined in order to study the prevalence and structure of affective disorders. Anxiety appeared the most frequently occurring disorder (289 subjects); depression was revealed in 175, and elements of apathy in 94 persons. In 131 cases, the conditions was assessed as depressive, with the level of depression being subclinical in the majority of them. The structure of depressive disorders, their relation to the demographic characteristics of the examined are considered in detail. The necessity of more active identification and prevention of the " pre-nosological " forms of depression is discussed.

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