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Table 1 Patients characteristics: (MDE: major depressive episode)

From: The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone system in patients with depression compared to controls – a sleep endocrine study

pat. sex age diagnosis
(DSM IV)
episode-duration history family history sleep-disorder appetite mood-reagibility
1 male 57 296.32
recurrent MDE, moderate
6 month 4th episode + early and middle insomnia normal yes
2 female 38 296.33
recurrent MDE, severe, without psychotic symptoms
6 weeks multiple episodes - early and middle insomnia reduced yes
3 female 47 296.24
MDE severe, with psychotic symptoms
6 month 2nd episode - early, middle and late insomnia 10 kg weight loss no
4 female 63 296.33
recurrent MDE severe, without psychotic symptoms
6 month 3rd episode + none 5 kg weight loss yes
5 female 60 296.33
recurrent MDE severe, without psychotic symptoms
6 month multiple episodes + none reduced no
6 female 32 296.53
bipolar disorder, currently severe depression
12 month multiple depressive episodes, one manic episode - hypersomnia reduced yes
7 female 47 296.33
recurrent MDE, severe without psychotic symptoms
6 month several episodes + early and middle insomnia 10 kg weight gain no