Year: 1999 Source: Behaviour Research and Therapy, v.37, no.1, (January 1999), p.15-24 SIEC No: 19990307

This study directly compared 101 adult outpatients with major depressive disorder to 175 analogue depressed university students on self-report severity ratings. The results seem to indicate that for many individuals in the analogue sample, the nature of the depressive experience is not one of “mild & transient distress” as suggested by Coyne (1994). Approximately 25% of the students reported suicidal ideation, although few individuals reported actual attempts.