Major depression

What is Major depression?

A mental disorder characterized by sustained depression of mood, anhedonia, sleep and appetite disturbances, and feelings of worthlessness, guilt, and hopelessness. Diagnostic criteria for a major depressive episode (DSM-IV) include a depressed mood, a marked reduction of interest or pleasure in virtually all activities, or both, lasting for at least 2 weeks. In addition, 3 or more of the following must be present: gain or loss of weight, increased or decreased sleep, increased or decreased level of psychomotor activity, fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, diminished ability to concentrate, and recurring thoughts of death or suicide.

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My daughter was diagnosed with major depression . We saw a psychiatrist who only prescribed low dosage of klonapin which does not help her get out...

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She should be given medicines for her major depression

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I need a letter (email) to Mark W. Cline describing what Major Depression with psychotic features means and signed by the doctor. I am not...

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Major depression with psychotic features is a serious mental disorder in which a person have...

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I am a 24 years old woman. Since summer 2006, I have been diagnosed with Major Depression. In May 2007, I started pharmacotherapy with pills to...

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