Year: 2002 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.106, suppl.415, (2002), p.12-17 SIEC No: 20031217

The objective of this study was to review adverse outcomes following response in treatment of depression. A review of published literature revealed that moderately high rates of relapse & recurrence are found in naturalistic follow-up studies of depressed patients receiving modern treatment. Suicide rates in follow-up studies are much elevated compared with the general population. Social function is also impaired & remits more slowly than depressive symptoms. Implications are discussed. (47 refs)