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Table 1 Clinical background data at admission to hospital prior to inclusion.

From: Symptoms of epilepsy and organic brain dysfunctions in patients with acute, brief depression combined with other fluctuating psychiatric symptoms: a controlled study from an acute psychiatric department

  AUDS group MDE group p-value
  n = 16 n = 16  
Gender 6 (38%) 6 (38%) 1.00e
Mean age (SD) 32.1 (11.4) 32.8 (13.0) 0.99d
Anti-epileptic medication for epilepsy 4 0 0.10e
Anti-epileptic medication other indications 3 0 0.23e
Benzodiazepine medication 6 3 0.43e
Problem drinkinga 4 b 4 c 1,00e
  1. a The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) ≥ 8
  2. b n = 15 c n = 13 d Mann-Whitney test e Fisher exact test
  3. AUDS: Acute Unstable Depressive Syndrome
  4. MDE: Major Depressive Episode