Iowa Discriminant Index for endogenous depression: family history correlates.


Journal Article

We examined the risk of psychiatric illness in the first-degree relatives of the 257 depressed inpatients upon whom we constructed the Iowa Discriminant Index (IDI) for endogenous depression. Nonendogenous depressives had a higher rate of alcoholism and antisocial personality in their families. IDI endogenous subtyping was not associated with a family history of depression. These results provide additional support for the validity of the empirically derived IDI.

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Cited Authors

  • Zimmerman, M; Coryell, W; Stangl, D

Published Date

  • September 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 45 - 50

PubMed ID

  • 3864175

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3864175

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-7123

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-1781

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0165-1781(85)90027-7


  • eng