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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"Daily intake of nutritional supplements over a year does not effectively prevent the onset of a major depressive episode in this sample.
Depression, by its clinical nature, is prone to recur with moderate to severe major depressive episodes often needing hospitalization for treatment, stabilization and risk management (2-3).
In contrast, Maeno et al .[sup][10] reported that headache duration predicts a higher risk for a major depressive episode. Our study added another perspective regarding the relationship between headache duration and episodes of a psychiatric disorder.
MDD is characterised by single or recurrent major depressive episodes. The essential feature of a major depressive episode is a period of at least 2 weeks of depressed mood with abnormalities of neurovegetative functions (e.g.
(22) The prevalence of major depressive episode and recurrent depressive disorder with current major depressive episode was 6%, while both adjustment disorder with depressed mood and dysthymic disorder was 6%.
Furthermore, the results of a 2012 study from Finnish researchers, "Overtime Work as a Predictor of a Major Depressive Episode," found that working overtime can significantly increase the likelihood of depression.
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.
Some 8.2% (2,000,000) of American youths aged 12 to 17 experienced at least one major depressive episode (MDE) in the past year; 38.9% of these adolescents received treatment during this period, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Washington, D.C.
A TEESSIDE man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman while in the throes of a "major depressive episode" has been jailed.
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