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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Indicators of a major depressive episode in primary care patients with a chief complaint of headache.
So even with serious mental conditions or any mental illness with serious impairments or major depressive episodes with severe impairment, we are not getting people to the treatment they need," Ms.
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.
Twelve-month prevalence, correlates, and treatment preference of adults with DSM-IV major depressive episode in Hong Kong.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA, 2012) mood disorder work group has proposed to eliminate the bereavement exclusion from the criteria for classification of a major depressive episode in the upcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to be published in May 2013.
Four hundred thirty-two Canadian adults (mean age, 46 years) with a major depressive episode lasting at least 4 weeks were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, 1050 mg per day of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 150 mg per day of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or placebo (sunflower oil) for 8 weeks.
Among adults, estimates presented include rates and numbers of persons with any mental illness (AMI), serious mental illness (SMI), suicidal thoughts and behavior, major depressive episode (MDE), treatment for depression (among adults with MDE), and mental health service utilization.
The symptoms and impact of four different types of combat stress injuries are outlined: PTSD, major depressive episode, major depressive disorder, and traumatic brain injury.
The Phase 2 trial, which involved 150 patients experiencing a major depressive episode, found no benefit for patients treated with the experimental drug, a corticotropin releasing factor (CRF1) receptor antagonist called GSK561679.
RESULTS: At baseline, women with PD were mildly to moderately depressed, and 24% met the major depressive episode (MDE) criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition.
Yet, 10 to 30 percent of people treated for a major depressive episode will have an incomplete recovery, with persistent symptoms of depression or dysthymia.
Patients who agreed to participate then underwent a structured clinical interview to determine whether they had a current major depressive episode, based on the DSM IV definition of major depressive disorder.
San DlEGO--The risk of a major depressive episode more than doubles for women during and after the menopausal transition, compared with when they were premenopausal, results from a 9-year follow-up study showed.
2% (2,000,000) of American youths aged 12 to 17 experienced at least one major depressive episode (MDE) in the past year; 38.
If a member has a major depressive episode requiring admission (which is usually an extended admission, requiring at least a week), and then needs ongoing weekly therapy sessions (a vital part of mental health management), this capped amount would very soon be used up.
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