Recurrent brief depression

Jules Angst, Alex Gamma, Lukas Pezawas, Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Dominique Eich, Wulf Rössler, A. Carlo Altamura

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Background. 'Recurrent Brief Depression' (RBD) was described in the Zurich Study in 1985 and was operationalised in 1988. Thereafter it was integrated into ICD-10 and the appendix of DSM-IV. Methods. Depression was assessed in the Zurich Study across six interviews from age 20/21 to 40/41. Major depression, dysthymia, minor depression and RBD were diagnosed by DSM-III-R and DSM-IV criteria. The present analysis also includes a larger group of any brief depression (BD) unifying RBD and infrequent brief depression (IBD:

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - May 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Angst, J., Gamma, A., Pezawas, L., Ajdacic-Gross, V., Eich, D., Rössler, W., & Altamura, A. C. (2007). Recurrent brief depression. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 11(SUPPL. 1), 10.