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episode

1. an incident, sequence, or scene that forms part of a narrative but may be a digression from the main story
2. (in ancient Greek tragedy) a section between two choric songs
3. Music a contrasting section between statements of the subject, as in a fugue or rondo

episode

any ‘historically located sequence of change’ (e.g. the origins of PRISTINE STATES) with ‘a specific opening, trend of events and outcome’, but not a part of any necessary sequence of social development (GIDDENS, 1981). see also EPISODIC CHARACTERIZATION.

episode

[′ep·ə‚sōd]
(geology)
A distinctive event or series of events in the geologic history of a region or feature.
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MDD with postpartum onset is defined, in the DSM-IV-TR, as a major depressive episode with onset within 4 weeks of delivery.
2010) explained that the reasoning behind the exclusion criterion was based primarily on empirical investigations of grief during the 1960s and 1970s, which found that normal reactions to grief often symptomatically resemble a major depressive episode.
Of the 221 women, 129 (58%) transitioned to postmenopause over the 9 years and 69 (31%) had at least one major depressive episode.
This is the first study showing the reliability of the SCID for major depressive episode in adolescents and paves the way for the testing of other modules of the SCID in adolescents or other specific populations.
The report defines a major depressive episode as a period of two weeks or longer during which there is depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure and at least four other symptoms that reflect a change in functioning, such as problems with sleep, eating, and self-image.
5) A mixed episode is one that meets the criteria for both a manic episode and a major depressive episode (except for duration) nearly every day for at least a 1-week period.
The mood in a major depressive episode often is described by the person as depressed, sad, hopeless, discouraged, or "down in the dumps" (APA, 2000a).
Eleven per cent of girls aged 15 to 17 had a major depressive episode during the year before the survey while boys of the same age were no more at risk than when they were 12 to 14 years of age.
We presented evidence that he lacked the capacity to make a gift of this kind, in that he was suffering from a major depressive episode, which culminated in suicide,'' Irwin said.
When officers fail to perform at the optimal level for an extended period of time, the problem could be related to a major depressive episode.
Patients with bipolar I and bipolar II depression have in common a current or previous major depressive episode.
1 percent) who had a major depressive episode (MDE) during the past year.

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