Immigration and major affective disorder

W. Grove, P. J. Clayton, J. Endicott, R. M.A. Hirschfeld, N. C. Andreasen, G. L. Klerman

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Abstract

We studied bipolar (ever manic; n: = 297) primary unipolar (never secondary; n: = 328), and secondary unipolar (n: = 241) RDC major affective disorder patients in the NIMH — CRB Collaborative Study of the Psychobiology of Depression — Clinical. We examined rates of immigration, for patients and their parents, in these three diagnostic groups. Primary patients had a twofold increase in the odds in favor of immigration, compared to secondary patients. The difference persisted when proband age was statistically controlled, and could not be accounted for by any difference in sex ratios between groups. Previous findings of an increased rate of immigration in bipolar patients could not be replicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)548-552
Number of pages5
JournalActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume74
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1986

Keywords

  • Immigration
  • primary depression: secondary depression

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    Grove, W., Clayton, P. J., Endicott, J., Hirschfeld, R. M. A., Andreasen, N. C., & Klerman, G. L. (1986). Immigration and major affective disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 74(6), 548-552. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.1986.tb06282.x