Prevalence of mental disorders after catastrophic financial loss

Linda Ganzini, Bentson McFarland, David Cutler

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Abstract

In a controlled study, the authors determined the risk of developing major mental illness after catastrophic financial loss. Seventy-two adults who lost their retirement savings in a bank fraud were interviewed using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule. Major depression by DSM-III criteria was present in 29% of the victims during the first 20 months after their loss as compared with 2% of 66 age, gender, and residential area-matched control subjects (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)680-685
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Volume178
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1990

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Catastrophic Illness
Fraud
Retirement
Mental Disorders
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Appointments and Schedules
Interviews
Depression

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Prevalence of mental disorders after catastrophic financial loss. / Ganzini, Linda; McFarland, Bentson; Cutler, David.

In: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol. 178, No. 11, 1990, p. 680-685.

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Ganzini, Linda ; McFarland, Bentson ; Cutler, David. / Prevalence of mental disorders after catastrophic financial loss. In: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 1990 ; Vol. 178, No. 11. pp. 680-685.
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