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SECTION FF: DYSTHYMIA

 

FF1. Earlier you said you’ve had a period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days, even if you felt OK sometimes. Did any period like that ever last two years without an interruption of two full months when you felt OK?

YES 01

NO (GO TO INTERVIEWER

CHECKPOINT T) 02

 

FF2. During such a long period of feeling depressed, did you have trouble sleeping--either trouble falling asleep, waking in the middle of the night or waking up too early?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF3. During a period of being depressed for two years or longer, did you often sleep too much?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF4. During a two year or longer period of being depressed, did you often have very little appetite for food?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF5. During two years of being depressed, did you frequently eat much more than is usual for you?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF6. Did you lack energy or feel tired much of the time even when you had not been working very hard?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF7. During a two year period of depression, did you often feel that you were not as good as other people?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF8. Did you have so little self confidence that you wouldn’t try to have your say about anything?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF9. During a two year period of being depressed, did you have a lot more trouble concentrating than is normal for you?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF10. During a two year period of being depressed, were you unable to make up your mind about things you would ordinarily have had no trouble deciding about?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF11. During a two-year period of being depressed, were you often in tears?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF12. During a two-year period of being depressed, did you frequently feel hopeless--that there was no way to improve things?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF13. During a two year period of being depressed, did you often feel that you could not cope with your everyday life and responsibilities?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF14. During a two year period of being depressed, did you feel that your life had always been bad and wasn’t going to get any better?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF15. During a long period of being depressed, did you find you no longer wanted to spend time with friends or relatives?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF16. During a long period of being depressed, were you less talkative than is usual for you?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF17. During a two year period of being depressed, did you lose interest in most things like work and hobbies or things you usually liked to do for fun?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF18. During a two year period of being depressed, was your interest in sex a lot less than usual?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF19. You said that during a two year period of depression you had some problems such as (FILL SYMPTOMS FROM FF2 THRU FF18). Did you tell a doctor about your period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days?

YES 01

NO (GO TO FF23) 02

 

FF20. When you told the doctor, what was the diagnosis?

PROBE: What did the doctor say was causing these periods?

RECORD VERBATIM

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FF21. Did the doctor find anything abnormal during an examination, or from tests or x-rays?

YES 01

NO (GO TO FF22a) 02

 

FF22. What did the doctor find?

RECORD VERBATIM

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QUESTIONS FF22a - FF22c ARE INTERVIEWER QUERIES.

DO NOT READ ALOUD.

FF22a. DID THE DOCTOR MENTION ANY OF THE FOLLOWING AS A POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTING CAUSE?

NERVES

STRESS

TENSION

EXHAUSTION

OVERWORK

DEPRESSION

HYPERVENTILATION

REACTION TO UPSETTING EVENT OR SITUATION

MANIA

PANIC ATTACKS

ANXIETY

ANY OTHER EMOTIONAL/MENTAL PROBLEM

YES (GO TO FF32) 01

NO (GO TO FF22B) 02

F22b. DID DOCTOR MENTION ALCOHOL OR DRUGS OR ADVERSE EFFECTS OF MEDICATIONS AS POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTING CAUSES?

YES 01

NO 02

FF22c. DID DOCTOR MENTION A PHYSICAL ILLNESS OR INJURY AS A POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTING CAUSE?

YES (GO TO FF26) 01

NO (GO TO FF32) 02

 

FF23. Did you tell any other professional about your period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days?

PROBE: (By "other professional" we mean psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, clergy, dentists, chiropractors, healers and podiatrists.)

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF24. Did you take medication more than once for your period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days?

PROBE: (By "more than once" we mean one or more pills on at least two occasions where an "occasion" could occur more than once in the same day (e.g., taking a pill once in the morning and then a second pill in the afternoon on the same day would qualify as "more than once" while taking two pills in the morning would not qualify as "more than once.")

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF24a. Did your period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days interfere with your life or activities a lot?

YES 01

NO 02

 

FF25. Was your period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days ever the result of a physical illness or injury?

YES 01

NO (GO TO FF29) 02

 

FF26. Was your period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days always the result of a physical illness or injury?

YES 01

NO (GO TO FF28) 02

 

FF27. What was your illness or injury?

RECORD VERBATIM AND GO TO INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT T

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FF28. When the period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days was not due to physical illness or injury, was it always the result of taking medication, drugs, or alcohol?

YES (GO TO FF31) 01

NO (GO TO FF32) 02

 

FF29. Was the period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days ever the result of taking medication, drugs or alcohol?

YES 01

NO (GO TO FF32) 02

 

FF30. Was the period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days always the result of taking medication, drugs or alcohol?

YES 01

NO (GO TO FF32) 02

 

FF31. What were the drugs or medicines and the physical illness or injury that caused this period?

RECORD VERBATIM AND GO TO INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT T

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FF32. Can you remember your exact age the first time you experienced a period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days?

YES 01

NO (GO TO FF33) 02

 

FF32a. About how old were you?

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AGE

GO TO FF34

 

FF33. What is the earliest age you can clearly remember experiencing a period of two years or more in your life when you felt depressed or sad most days?

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AGE

 

FF34. How long did this period last?

RECORD VERBATIM

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FF35. When was the last time you had a period of this sort?

Would you say...

Right now, (GO TO FF36) 01

in the past, (GO TO FF36) 02

past month, (GO TO FF36) 03

past 6 months, (GO TO FF36) 04

past year, or (GO TO FF36) 05

more than a year ago 06

 

FF35a. How old were you the last time you had a period of this sort?

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AGE

(GO TO FF36)

IF DON’T KNOW, GO TO FF35b

 

FF35b. What is your best estimate?

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AGE

 

FF36. Did you ever have a period of six months or more of feeling worried or anxious that did not overlap completely with a long period of feeling depressed most of the time?

PROBE: That is, did you have a period of feeling worried or anxious that did not overlap at all, or it started before you started feeling depressed, or you were still worried or anxious after you stopped feeling depressed?)

 

YES 01

NO 02

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