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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For individuals with bipolar disorder and those with chronic or recurrent major depression, medication may have to be maintained indefinitely.
Primarily, the data being studied were obtained in 1991; thus, the instruments used to measure PTSD and major depression were based on the DSM-III-R rather than the current DSM-IV.
Data Source: Two clinical and genetic studies of mood disorders involving 1,410 women with bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, or recurrent major depression who had 3,017 pregnancies.
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In all, 13% of the dysthymic group, 8% of the major depression group, and 3% of the general population group said "all of the time."
Biederman, noting that the magnitude of increased risk was greatest for major depression. Specifically, "the risk of major depression in girls with ADHD was 5.4 times that seen in the control girls."
* 7.6% of regular forces reported major depression,
Joseph Firth, Ph.D., from the University of Western Sydney, and colleagues conducted a population-based study to examine the correlation between maximal handgrip strength and cognitive performance among individuals with major depression or bipolar disorder and healthy controls.
[USA], Nov 21 ( ANI ): A simple 15-minute electrocardiogram could help a physician determine whether a patient has major depression or bipolar disorder, suggests a study.
15 December 2011 - US biopharmaceutical firm NeurOp Inc said on Wednesday its collaborator Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) had agreed to finance an additional year of research for NeurOp's proprietary small molecules intended to treat major depression and neuropathic pain.
A PHQ-9 score of 10 or more has a sensitivity of 77% and a specificity of 94% for identification of major depression.
Virgin Islands, the CDC found that 9% met criteria for current depression, including 3.4% who met criteria for major depression (MMWR 2010;59:1229-35).

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