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to make a significant contribution to the limited research on placebo controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of an antidepressant as a treatment for minor depressive disorder, and
Twenty-six women met DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder, 13 met the criteria for minor depressive disorder, and 11 for dysthymic disorder.
Although 1,238 patients participated in baseline interviews, this first analysis focuses on patients with major depression or clinically significant minor depression, defined by the DSM-IV research criteria for minor depressive disorder modified by requiring four depressive symptoms, a HAM-D score of at least 10, and duration of at least 4 weeks.