Syndrome characterized by one or more major depressive episodes without a history of manic, mixed, or hypomanic episodes.
Mental disorder lasting at least 2 weeks, in which a person shows extreme sadness, loss of pleasure or interest in life, and such other symptoms as weight changes, insomnia, feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt, loss of memory, inability to concentrate, and thoughts of death or suicide. (561)
A mood disorder involving periods of sadness, lasting at least 2 weeks, which can include symptoms such as feeling down most of the time, appetite and sleep changes, loss of pleasure in activities that were once enjoyable, and not wanting to live.
A serious depression that lasts six months or longer. MDD has many similarities in both adolescents and adults: sadness, pessimism, sleep and appetite disturbances, and decreased concentration and sex drive; in adolescents, however, these symptoms can also be accompanied by anxiety and irritability.
When an individual has more than one episode of major depression, they are said to have major depressive disorder. There may or may not be full recovery between episodes.
A serious mood disorder characterized by a persisting pattern of severe depressive episodes in the absence of a history of manic, mixed, or hypomanic episodes. Depressive episodes are not related to an underlying medical etiology or the effects of substance abuse and are not better explained by another major psychiatric disorder.
a severe type of depressive disorder, often recurrent, characterized by at least two weeks of persistent sad mood, loss of interest in activities or pleasure, and at least four other symptoms of depression.
A specific disorder of feeling extreme sadness, for at least 2 weeks or more, that may include symptoms such as hopelessness, loss of appetite, sleep disruption, anxiety, low energy, poor concentration, inability to feel pleasure, and thoughts of suicide.
This is a physician's term for a specific type of depression. A person who suffers from a major depressive disorder must either have a depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities. They must have these symptoms consistently for at least a two week period. Furthermore, this mood must represent a change from the person's normal mood. It should also be having a negative impact on their daily function, such as family, work, socializing, etc. A depressed mood caused by drugs or alcohol, or one caused by a medical condition, is not considered a major depressive disorder. Remember, only a doctor can properly diagnose this or any other disorder. Close Window
A disease characterized by sadness or low mood, lack of interest in things usually enjoyed, loss of energy, changes in sleep patterns, changes in appetite or weight, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating or making decisions, restlessness or lethargy, and repeated thoughts of death or suicide. At least 5 of these symptoms (including at least 1 of the first 2) most or all of every day for at least 2 weeks is required for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder.
An illness with sad or low mood that interferes with everyday activities; it is commonly referred to as depression.
mental illness characterized by episodes of hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness; often accompanied by suicidal thoughts and feeling of an inability to move.