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Predictors of depression during the first 6 months of internship. Am J Psychiatry 1984 Sep;141(9):1095-8

Date

09/01/1984

Pubmed ID

6465388

DOI

10.1176/ajp.141.9.1095

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0021137743   63 Citations

Abstract

Fifty-five interns, representing 71% of the medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, surgery, and pediatric interns at one medical center for one year, participated in interviews involving the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) and Family History-RDC and completed symptom and attitudinal scales at 6-month intervals. Fifteen (27%) developed a depressive syndrome during the first 6 months of internship. Parental history of depression and high scores of trait neuroticism were significantly associated with onset of depression, but personal history of psychopathology, low capacity for experiencing pleasure, and workload were not.

Author List

Clark DC, Salazar-Grueso E, Grabler P, Fawcett J

Author

David C. Clark PhD Assistant Dean, Professor in the Research Office department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Depressive Disorder
Emotions
Female
Humans
Internship and Residency
Male
Neurotic Disorders
Parents
Personality
Probability
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Stress, Psychological
Students, Medical