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Table 1 Personal and anamnestic characteristics of samples.

From: The link between neurosteroids and syndromic/syndromal components of the mood spectrum disorders in women during the premenstrual phase

Samples Mean Age ± SD Familiarity Mood disorders Antipsychotics SSRIs Stabilisers Tricyclic drugs Drug-free Years of Illness (mean ± SD) Years of care (mean ± SD) Comorbidity Panic Disorder Comorbidity Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Comorbidity Eating Disorder
1. BP (N = 17) 37.2 ± 8.0 11 13 10 9 2 2 14.8 ± 5.7 5.9 ± 2.9 9 6 3
2. MDD (N = 14) 34.4 ± 8.5 6 0 7 0 1 6 8.9 ± 4.5 2.9 ± 2.5 8 4 4
3. Controls (N = 16) 37.1 ± 8.2            
  F = 0.55, (2,44,46 DF) X2 = 2.3 X2 = 17.9 X2 = 0.7 X2 = 8.0 X2 = 0.1 X2 = 2.4 F = 9.9 F = 9.3 X2 = 0.1 X2 = 0.1 X2 = 0.1
  P = 0.58 NS P < 0.0001 NS P < 0.01 NS NS P < 0.01 (1,29,30 DF) P < 0.01 (1,29,30 DF) NS NS NS