major depression

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major depression

[′mā·jər di′presh·ən]
(psychology)
A type of affective disorder characterized by major episodes of depression without intervening manic episodes.
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Contrary to results of earlier work based on the same data set, an analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth has found no evidence that women who have an abortion to terminate an unintended first pregnancy are at greater risk of clinical depression than their counterparts who carry to term.
In fact, one of the distinguishing factors between normal sadness or grief and clinical depression is the lack of any external reasons that could account for the changes in mood.
The former world champion revealed recently how he has had to battle clinical depression and cocaine addiction.
The physical complaints of patients with depression often resemble the symptoms of other health problems, and distinguishing between clinical depression and poor physical health can be difficult, Dr.
Bower approaches black female characters as though they were living people who have "personality problems" brought on by living in a culture that values "appearances, color, religion, speech deviations"; she compares them to late 19th-century Irish immigrants (real people) who suffered schizophrenia and clinical depression (1).
As reported by HealthDayNews, these family caregivers experience significant anxiety and depression upon institutionalization of a relative with dementia; their use of tranquilizers for anxiety increases, and nearly half of the caregivers in the study were at risk for developing clinical depression.
SAN FRANCISCO -- People with clinical depression have a more than 50% greater risk of experiencing sudden cardiac death than those who are not depressed, according to a study reported by Dr.
Researchers have found high rates of clinical depression linked to financial hardship among students at a major London university.
Still, clinical depression should never be ignored, since it is involved in more than half of all attempted suicides.
One gave evidence for the defence suggesting 25-year-old Tracy Reid was suffering from clinical depression or anxiety disorder.
Mrs Hay suffered from clinical depression and her husband, Professor Alastair Hay, of Leeds University, has raised concerns about the role of Prozac in her illness.
To make matters worse, the risk of heart disease has been reported to be as much as double in people with clinical depression.

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