Table 1

Characteristics of patients with MDD and comorbidity with social anxiety disorder

CharacteristicWomenMen
Patients with MDD, n*910
Age at MDD onset, yr29.0 ± 2.744.0 ± 5.7
Duration of illness, yr22.0 ± 4.111.0 ± 3.5
Taking antidepressant medication, n76
Toxicology-positive for drugs (postmortem), n1 (temazepan)1 (diazepam)
Comorbidity with social anxiety disorder, n< 50
  • MDD = major depressive disorder.

  • * According to DSM-IV criteria.

  • Mean ± standard error of the mean.

  • To protect participant privacy, findings with values of less than 5 have been rounded.