Background/Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate predictors for the development of major depression within the first six months after a severe accident. Methods: We investigated 52 patients. The first assessment took place within the first six weeks after the accident. Results: Patients who suffered from depressive disorder reported a lower life satisfaction and social support at initial assessment, a positive psychiatric lifetime history, and the experience of other traumatic events more frequently. At initial assessment, they suffered from psychiatric disorders more often and felt more impaired by their psychiatric symptoms. Discussion: The results suggest that patients at risk for the development of Major Depression can be identified shortly after the accident.
|Translated title of the contribution||Psychological predictors for the development of major depression after severe accidents|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)