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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of respondents (n = 2096)

From: Understanding the emotions of patients with inadequate response to antidepressant treatments: results of an international online survey in patients with major depressive disorder

CHARACTERISTIC N = 2096
Age; mean (years) 42.1
Gender; n (%) female 1188 (56.7)
Employment status; n (%)  
 Working full/part time 923 (44.0)
 Working, but currently on a sick leave/disability due to depression 219 (10.4)
 Working, but currently on a sick leave/disability for another reason 80 (3.8)
 Unemployed 308 (14.7)
 Retired 184 (8.8)
 Student 80 (3.8)
 Homemaker 170 (8.1)
 Other 132 (6.3)
Time since first episode; mean (years) 10.5
Number of total episodes; n (%) of respondents  
 1 186 (8.9)
 2–5 564 (26.9)
 6–10 328 (15.6)
 > 10 829 (39.6)
 Don’t know 189 (9.0)
Recurrent episodes; n (%) of respondents 1721 (91.1)
Ever hospitalized for their depression; n (%) of respondents 713 (34.0)
Ever had psychotherapy; n (%) of respondents 1655 (79.0)
Duration of current episode; n (%) of respondents
 0–6 months 766 (36.5)
 7–12 months 319 (15.2)
 2–5 years* 457 (21.8)
  > 5 years* 554 (26.4)
Patients receiving two or more classes of ADT; n (%) of respondents 799 (38.1)
Patients receiving adjunctive antipsychotic**; n (%) of respondents 345 (16.4)
Number of ADT failures in current episode; n (%) of respondents
 1 361 (17.2)
 2 722 (34.4)
 3+ 1013 (48.3)
  1. *Patients may have difficulties remembering symptom-free periods in between 2 episodes, leading to report of long lasting single episodes
  2. **includes both atypical and typical antipsychotics