Major Depressive Disorder

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Major Depressive Disorder Persistent feelings of sadness, despair, disinterest in pleasurable activities o Emotional symptoms (hopelessness, self-hatred, guilt) o Cognitive symptoms (inability to concentrate, impaired judgment, thoughts of death, loss of motivation) o Physical symptoms (fatigue, sleeping problems, appetite change, slower movement/speech) Very common o Rates increasing Adult women twice as likely to suffer from depression o Before adolescence, similar rates of regardless of gender. But after adolescence depression in women seems to be more common that in men. Onset at any point but most people before age 40 Disorder is episodic: comes and goes throughout lifespan o Median length of episode=5 months o 75-95% will have more than one episode Bipolar Disorder Aka manic-depression, marked by extreme mood swings, including both depressive and manic episodes o Episodes of Mania: abnormally elevated mood Irritability Inflated self-esteem Impulsivity Physical agitation Equally common in males and females
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