Title

Comorbidity of Major Depressive Disorder and Somatization Disorder: Base Rates in an Outpatient Psychiatric Sample.

Date of Award

8-2010

Document Type

Doctoral Capstone

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Kimberly Gorgens

First Committee Member

Fernand Lubuguin

Second Committee Member

Jacob M. Pomerantz

Keywords

Major Depressive Disorder

Abstract

Somatization Disorder is a rare psychological condition that affects approximately 2% of women and 0.2% of men in the United States. This archival study was undertaken to develop base rates for the prevalence of Major Depressive Disorder among a group of outpatients previously diagnosed with Somatization Disorder in a community mental health clinic. The Shedler Quick PsychoDiagnostics Panel (QPD Panel) was utilized to sort patients into a Somatization Disorder and control group. A 2 x 2 Pearson's Chi-Square Test of Independence was utilized. In this study, 44% of patients who were identified as having Somatization Disorder were also diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. The implications for these results are discussed herein.

Comments

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

Extent

41 pages

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