Year: 2006 Source: Evidence Based Mental Health, v.7, no.3, (August 2004), p.89 SIEC No: 20060972

This article provides commentary on a study by Kessing (2004) on the severity of depressive episodes according to ICD-10, & particularly the risk of relapse & suicide. The commentator notes Kessing’s research highlights the value of national databases such as there are in Denmark & further, it adds substance to the suggestion of Paykel that the severity criteria remain part of the International Classification of Diseases. (2 refs.)