Year: 1984 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.45, no.6, (1984), p.257-259 SIEC No: 19850085

Psychiatric inpatients (22 male, 31 female) with a diagnosis of major depression, were evaluated with the Zung, Dempsey, & Hamilton Depression Scales, & part of the Beck Scale. Analysis of data revealed a constellation of symptoms in females resembling an anxiety disorder, suggesting the possibility of misdiagnosing major depression as an anxiety disorder. Demographic factors, other than number of children, did not differentiate the male & female patients studied.(NBB)