Major Depressive Disorders

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Major Depressive Disorders Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) o Severity, duration, frequency are important aspects that differentiate MDD from feeling down o Symptoms of depression Emotional – feel blue, sad, depressed Cognitive – having a pretty negative view of self, worthlessness Motivational – low energy Physical – sleep and appetite o Criteria for a major depressive episode – one or more episode qualify for MDD 5 + of the following sx: you have to have one of the bolded ones for at least 2 wks more days than not Depressed mood Loss of interest/ pleasure Appetite changes – more or less, typically less Low energy Sleep problems – more or less, typically less Feeling of worthlessness, excessive guilt Difficulty concentrating, indecisiveness Psychomotor retardation or agitation – moving slower than usual Recurrent thought of death or suicide If you have one MDE you are more likely to have a future one, of those
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