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All About Depression: Diagnosis: Major Depressive Disorder (Diagnostic
Criteria) - Major depressive disorder is also known as major
depression, clinical depression, or unipolar depression. The term unipolar
refers to the presence of one pole, or one extreme of mood- depressed
Blue Genes and the Monoamine Hypothesis of Depression - Issue:
Depression may be caused by a stress-induced deficiency in monoaminergic
activation of genes that code for neurotrophic factors. Stephen M. Stahl,
Depression: a short textbook for GP's - Theories of Depression. We
here explore some of the major theories that have been proposed to explain
the pathology of depressive disorder.
Depression (Unipolar) - Depression (Mood) Disorders have been divided
into unipolar and bipolar. The bipolar type is manifested by mania or by
both mania and depression. On the other hand, unipolar depression are
manifested only by depression. PsychNet.UK.
Dysthymic Disorder - Dysthymic Disorder is characterized by chronic
depression, but with less severity than a major depression. The essential
symptom for dysthymic disorder is an almost daily depressed mood for at
least two years, but without the necessary criteria for a major
depression. Low energy, sleep or appetite disturbances and low self-esteem
are usually part of the clinical picture as well. PsychNet.UK.
eMedicine: Depression - Unipolar depression is one of the more
commonly encountered psychiatric disorders. While many effective
treatments are available, this disorder is often underdiagnosed and
undertreated. Primary care providers should strongly consider the presence
of depression in their patients; studies suggest a high prevalence of
affective disorders among patients seeking medical attention in the office
eMedicine: Dysthymic Disorder - The current consensus is that major
depressive disorder, dysthymia, double depression (alternating dysthymia
and depression), and some apparently transient dysphorias all are
manifestations of the same disease process. Thus, all of these varieties
of depression respond to similar psychological and physical treatments,
and they share polysomnographic abnormalities.
emental-health.com: Depression - Answers to frequently asked questions
about depression. For service users, families, friends or anyone with
emental-health.com: Treating clinical depression - When a doctor
diagnoses clinical depression, there are a number of possible treatment
options.These will depend on how severe the depression is, how long it has
been present and the extent to which it is disrupting the person's life.
Major Depressive Disorder: European Description - The ICD-10
Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders
World Health Organization,
MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia: Depression - Feelings of depression
may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the
dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods.
But true clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of
sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an
extended period of time.
MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia: Dysthymia - Dysthymia is chronic
form of depression, characterized by moods that are consistently low, but
not as extreme as other types of depression.
The Merck Manual: Dysthymic Disorder - In dysthymic disorder,
depressive symptoms typically begin insidiously in childhood or
adolescence and pursue an intermittent or low-grade course over many years
or decades; major depressive episodes may complicate it (double
The Merck Manual: Depression (Unipolar Disorder) - In its full
syndromal expression, clinical depression manifests as major depressive
disorder, with episodic course and varying degrees of residual
manifestations between episodes.
Anxiety and Depression -
Explores the often
overlooked links between anxiety, depression and magnesium deficiency.
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