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Question 11# Print Question

In major epidemiological studies, the mean time lag between onset and clinical treatment for major depressive disorder is determined to be around:

A. 3 months
B. 3 weeks
C. 3 years
D. 13 years
E. 3 days

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Considering the epidemiology of major depressive disorder, which of the following is incorrect with respect to seeking treatment?

A. Nearly half of men with depression do not get treated
B. Women seek treatment more often than men
C. Treatment is sought earlier in developed countries
D. Less than 20% of depressive episodes do not come to clinical attention
E. Earlier onset is associated with poorer treatment-seeking behaviour

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Major depressive disorder often coexists with personality disorders.

Which of the following groups of personality disorders is most commonly associated with depression?

A. Paranoid, schizotypal, and schizoid
B. Histrionic, borderline, and antisocial
C. Dependent and anxious avoidant
D. Sadistic and narcissistic
E. Obsessive compulsive and passive aggressive

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Major depressive disorder often coexists with personality disorders.

What is the proportion of patients with major depression and lifetime comorbidity of personality disorders in community samples?

A. 10%
B. 60%
C. 75%
D. 3%
E. 30%

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To estimate the number of homeless mentally ill patients, an initial survey was carried out in a defined area of central London and identified patients were registered. Six months later, another random sampling was carried out and using the identified proportion of previously registered homeless mentally ill, reliable population values were deducted.

This method of epidemiological survey is best described as:

A. Capture–recapture study
B. Cohort study
C. Cross-sectional survey
D. Audit
E. Comorbidity survey

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