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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Genes involved in satisfaction and positivity thus give protection against major depression.
The APA's treatment recommendations do acknowledge that some depressions of lesser severity may be treated successfully with either medication or psychotherapy; however, in practice, if you receive a diagnosis of major depression in an American psychiatrist's office, a prescription for an antidepressant medication is almost certain to follow.
In some families, major depression also seems to occur generation after generation.
Earlier studies indicated that despite living in the United States for some years, PTSD and major depression were still rampant among the Cambodian population.
Staff must wrestle the illness in multiple guises including major depression; minor depression, a less severe form of major depression that includes only some of the classic characteristics of major depression; dysthyma disorder, a less severe but chronic and difficult to treat depression; and bipolar or manic depression, which is characterized by alternating periods of elation and depression.
An effective method of early diagnosis and treatment of clinically depressed patients must be inherent to any rehabilitation effort since acutely injured patients who experience major depression do poorly in rehabilitation (Bracken & Bernstein, 1980; Trieschmann, 1980).
In addition, NeurOp is eligible to receive up to $74 million in potential milestone payments for the successful development of a compound in major depression and royalties on worldwide sales of commercialized compounds.
Given that approximately 40% of all pregnancies are unplanned, the risk of perinatal episodes of mania, hypomania, psychotic depression, and nonpsychotic major depression should be discussed with all women of childbearing age who have mood disorders, even those who are not planning a pregnancy, said Dr.
The study showed that about 24 percent of surveyed callers to the California Smokers' Helpline currently suffered from major depression and 17 percent of callers had mild depression.
Major depression is a prevalent mental health problem in the working population and is known to impact on workers productivity.
In this study, Dutch researchers measured levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and PTH in 1,282 participants aged 65 to 95, of whom 26 were suffering from major depression and 169 from minor depression.
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