Is the distinction between situational and nonsituational primary depression valid?

Michael J. Garvey, Gary D. Tollefson, Dan M Mungas, Norman Hoffmann

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


Fifty-one patients with situational major depression were compared to 75 nonsituational depressives, using multiple clinical variables. Very few differences were found between the two groups for the 75 tested variables. The study data is most consistent with the postulate that the division of depressives into situational and nonsituational categories may not be valid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-375
Number of pages4
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)

Cite this