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Table 3 Percentage of time spent with symptoms during follow-up

From: Reconsidering the prognosis of major depressive disorder across diagnostic boundaries: full recovery is the exception rather than the rule

  0–25% of time 25–50% of time 50–75% of time 75–100% of time
Symptoms % % % %
Percentage of time with symptoms during 0 to 2-year follow-upa(n = 903)
 Depressive symptoms 40.4 14.4 8.2 36.9
 Anxiety symptoms 44.4 10.0 8.0 37.5
 Avoidance symptoms 70.3 4.3 3.4 21.8
 (Hypo)manic symptoms 98.1 0.3 0.2 1.3
Percentage of time with symptoms during 0 to 4-year follow-upa(n = 811)
 Depressive symptoms 38.1 18.0 20.1 23.2
 Anxiety symptoms 35.9 17.8 21.6 24.3
 Avoidance symptoms 61.4 8.0 17.4 12.7
 (Hypo)manic symptoms 97.8 1.2 0.6 0.4
Percentage of time with symptoms during 0 to 6-year follow-upa(n = 712)
 Depressive symptoms 35.5 27.1 17.1 19.4
 Anxiety symptoms 32.3 27.4 21.1 18.7
 Avoidance symptoms 57.2 19.4 12.6 10.3
 (Hypo)manic symptoms 97.6 1.7 0.6 0.1
  1. aTime spent with symptoms regardless whether CIDI diagnoses present