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Table 2 Psychiatric history and comorbidities/functional syndromes

From: Factors Influencing Depression Endpoints Research (FINDER): baseline results of Italian patients with depression

Parameter Value
Psychiatric history at enrolment, mean ± SD (range):  
Duration of depression, years 10.6 ± 6.0 (0 to 63)
Age at first major depressive episode, years 38.7 ± 15.9 (14 to 82)
Duration of the current major depressive episode, weeks 12.8 ± 14.5 (1 to 100)
No. of previous depressive episodes in the last 24 months 1.9 ± 1.1 (1 to 10)
Duration of the last major depressive episode*, weeks 14.3 ± 11.5 (1 to 60)
N (%) of patients with other psychiatric comorbidities in the last 24 months:  
Anxiety/panic disorders 371 (72.6)
Obsessive-compulsive disorders 68 (13.4)
Bipolar disorders 20 (3.9)
Schizophrenia 4 (0.8)
Drug/alcohol dependence disorders 27 (5.3)
Any of these psychiatric disorders 394 (77.3)
N (%) of patients with functional syndromes at enrolment:  
Irritable bowel syndrome 84 (16.6)
Chronic fatigue syndrome 86 (17.1)
Atypical chest pain 57 (11.2)
Irritable bladder 46 (9.1)
Fibromyalgia 50 (9.9)
Chronic pelvic pain 22 (4.3)
Any of these functional syndromes 182 (35.9)
Pain summary at enrolment, N (%) of patients:  
No/mild pain 167 (34.9)
Significant pain with medical disorder known to cause pain 97 (20.3)
Significant pain with medical disorder not associated with pain or without comorbidity 215 (44.9)
  1. *In patients with one or more previous episode.
  2. SD, standard deviation.
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