Table 3

Characteristics of depression and co morbid anxiety disorders from the depressed cohort (N = 378)

Major depression


Major depression, current1, n (%)

359 (95.0)


Mean age of onset (SD)

48.6 (20.3)


Age of onset in categories (%)


- < 40 yrs

30.6


− 40-60 yrs

34.5


− ≥ 60 yrs

32.9


- No answer

1.9


Dysthymia


Dysthymia, current1, %

100 (26.5)


Mean age of onset (SD)

50.7 (19.7)


Age of onset in categories, %


− < 40 yrs

29.3


− 40-60 yrs

29.3


− ≥ 60 yrs

41.4


- No answer

1.0


Minor depression (current), %

21 (5.6)


Severity depressive symptoms


Mean IDS score2 (SD)

30.14 (13.0)


IDS2 categories


- mild

37.5


- moderate

35.4


- severe/very severe

27.1


First episode, %

33.1


Comorbid anxiety disorders1


Any anxiety disorder, n (%)

155 (41.0)


Social Phobia, n (%)

74 (19.6)


Panic disorder, without agoraphobia, n (%)

29 (7.7)


Agoraphobia, n (%)

41 (10.8)


Generalized Anxiety Disorder, n (%)

40 (10.6)


1 Current: disorder in the past 6 months

2 Assessed with Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS)

Comijs et al. BMC Research Notes 2011 4:524   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-524

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