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
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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