A study of 1,128 adults drawn from Canada’s National Population Health Survey finds that more than three quarters (77%) recovered from depression in 2 years, and nearly all (94%) had recovered by 12 years. However, a history of adverse childhood experiences predicted a longer time to remission. The study appears in January’s Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.
Fuller-Thomson, E., Battiston, M., Gadalla, T., Brennenstuhl, S.; Bouncing Back: Remission From Depression in a 12-year Panel Study of a Representative Canadian Community Sample. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. January, 2014. 49(1)
Of further interest:
Victims of Childhood Physical Abuse Recover Late from Depression as Adults (University Herald)