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Temperament and major depressive disorder

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Annals of General Psychiatry20109 (Suppl 1) :S75

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  • Public Health
  • Mental Disorder
  • Representative Sample
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Protective Role

The Lebanese-Arabic TEMPS-A (Temperament Evaluation of the Memphis, Pisa, Paris and San Diego Autoquestionnaire) was used to assess the association between affective temperament and mental disorders in a nationally representative sample of the Lebanese Evaluation of the Burden of Ailments and Needs Of the Nation study(L.E.B.A.N.O.N). The five affective temperaments were associated with mental disorders with anxious temperament having a risk role while hyperthymic temperament having a protective role. This presentation will focus on the specific association between temperament and the age of onset of major depressive disorder.

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, St George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Balamand University Medical School, Beirut, Lebanon
Institute for Development Research Advocacy, Applied Care (IDRAAC), Beirut, Lebanon
Program in Survey Methodology, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, USA


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