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What are Minor Depressive Disorder and Depressive Disorder NEC? by David M. Posted Tue 25 Sep 2012 11:00am The new sort-of depressive disorders Minor Depressive Disorder is another one of those disorders that was proposed as somehow different from other depressive disorders. It was proposed in the DSM-4-TR as a condition needing further study.   The reason some researchers suggested this one is that the diagnosis in the DSM are yes or no thi ... Read on »
Major Depressive Disorder by Clueless C. Health Maven Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:55pm I am a person, a unique complex individual. My diagnosis does not define who I am. It only describes some of the things that I experience. Major depressive disorder is one way to describe how I feel and relate to myself, others and the world. Don't ever call me by my mental illness. I always have a name and a face. Although I des ... Read on »
What is the difference between depression and Major Depressive Disorder? by David M. Posted Sun 08 Jul 2012 10:09pm Depression, Mood Disorder or Major Depressive disorder? Major Depressive Disorder is a specific diagnosable disorder listed in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.)  Sometimes we use the term imprecisely to refer to both the common sense feeling of sadness and a series of specific mental disorders that we profe ... Read on »
Depression Major Depressive Disorder by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 May 2009 10:10pm 1 Comment Depression: Major Depressive Disorder - The scales of depression - Tomorrow will be a better day. I hope - The story in the picture - Depression versus depression - The symptoms of my depression - The wall - A depression cure? - How to make depression worse - Suicide - Keeping the monster quiet - PBS's depressions spec ... Read on »
Major Depressive Episode DSM Criteria Major Depressive Disorder by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 06 Mar 2009 2:11pm Major Depressive Disorder features one or more major depressive episodes that last at least two weeks in length. Major Depressive Episode A) Five (or more) of the following symptoms have been present during the same 2-week period and represent a change from previous functioning; at least one of the symptoms is either (1) depressed mood ... Read on »
Major Depressive Disorder or Normal Sadness? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 24 Nov 2008 2:08pm 3 Comments An important question in the new issue of Psychiatric Times: A diagnosis of MDD is warranted, according to DSM, when a patient has at least 5 of 9 specified symptoms for at least 2 weeks, and the 5 symptoms include either depressed mood or an inability to derive pleasure from life. The sole exception is that bereaved patients are not consider ... Read on »
SEROQUEL XR(R) FDA Approved For Add-On Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 04 Dec 2009 8:34am In posting this blog I somewhat seem to notice there’s been a bit of a flurry on antidepressants being approved lately or is it just me, we had Cymbalta approved last week for generalized anxiety treatment. Cymbalta(R) Gets FDA Approval For Treatment of Generalized Anxiety ... Seroquel had been approved for the treatment of bi-pola ... Read on »
Manic depressive disorder or Bipolar disorder by rita359 Posted Mon 03 Dec 2012 7:24am Manic depressive disorder is also known as Bipolar disorder, and it means exactly that – experiencing highly energetic and erratic manic sequences, followed by a wild mood swing to the opposite “pole” – a depressive period.  Manic depressive disorder is cause by chemical imbalance, and an estimated 2.6% of all Americans are affected by this dis ... Read on »
Types Of Depressive Disorders by FrisArvz Posted Sun 07 Jun 2009 7:48pm Depressive disorders come in different forms. There are several different diagnoses for depression, mostly determined by the intensity of the symptoms, the duration of the symptoms, and the specific cause of the symptoms, if that is known The following three different kinds of depression are distinct depressive disorders described in the DSM ... Read on »
Living in the Scary World of Hallucinations and Delusions – What is Severe Depression Disorder? by Vbestic Facebook Posted Sun 29 Jul 2012 12:07pm Depression in any form can damage the physical, mental and emotional well-being of an individual. However, there are some forms of depression in which the symptoms are not restricted to those of a depressed mind. Severe depression, better known as psychotic depression, is one such condition. What is severe depression disorder and how it enforce ... Read on »