major depressive episode

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(psychiatry) a state of depression with all the classic symptoms (anhedonia and lethargy and sleep disturbance and despondency and morbid thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and sometimes attempted suicide) but with no known organic dysfunction

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FIGURE 1 Increased recognition of hypomania in patients with major depressive episodes following implementation of systematic evaluation.
13 Also patients with non-concordance with therapy were more frequently diagnosed with major depressive episode and tend to have higher BDI scores.
According to a three-year prospective study of people treated for depression, cognitive symptoms (defined as diminished ability to think or concentrate and/or indecisiveness) were reported 94 percent of the time during acute major depressive episodes and 44 percent of the time during remission.
WASHINGTON -- With more adolescents reporting a major depressive episode and the number of adults with any mental illness holding steady, SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S.
40,41] There is also increasing evidence that some who experience a major depressive episode will have a lifelong course of illness characterised by recurrent major depressive episodes or the development of chronicity, e.
Participants completed an assessment in the form of a computer-assisted in-person interview to determine whether they met DSM-IV criteria for major depressive episodes.
9% population is a victim of Major Depressive Episodes (MDE), Beating the Blues might be considered as having a well-come and remedial value, apart from the authorial credit attached with it.
Major depressive episodes are common, and surviving victims suffer from post traumatic stress disorders that often take years of treatment to resolve," Dr Dolly Habbal, clinical psychologist at the Gulf Diagnostics Centre Hospital, told Gulf News.
Seroquel XR (quetiapine prolonged release) can now be used as extra treatment of major depressive episodes in MDD patients who have not responded well to antidepressant monotherapy.
Health insurance is a major determinant of whether adolescents with major depressive episodes receive treatment, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
While rates of depression were higher among unemployed and part-time workers, slightly more than half of the adults who reported major depressive episodes in the past year were employed on a full-time basis.
Recent studies show inconsistent prevalences of major depressive episodes (MDE) during the last-month among Colombian community people.
The finding that men and women differ in the components of work stress related to major depressive episodes is notable and underlines the importance of considering gender differences in designing future research studies as well as prevention and treatment programs to address this major public health issue," researchers wrote.
13) If a patient has had 1 or more major depressive episodes and l or more hypomanic episodes but no mixed or manic episodes, the diagnosis is bipolar II disorder.
Women are at significantly greater risk than men to develop major depressive episodes at the same point during their lives, with the greatest differences found in studies conducted in the United States and Europe (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2000a).
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