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Major depressive disorder (MDD) (also known as recurrent depressive disorder, clinical depression, major depression, unipolar depression, or unipolar disorder) is a mental disorder described by an overall low mood with a low self-esteem, and by a loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. In the United States, around 3.4% of people with major depression commit suicide, and up to 60% of people who commit suicide had depression or another mood disorder. The diagnosis of major depressive disorder is based on an evaluation of the patient’s self-reported experiences, behavior reported by relatives or friends, and a mental status examination. MDD most likely appears at the ages of 20 and 30 years, with a later peak between 30 and 40 years. Usually, patients are treated with antidepressant medication with, in many cases, psychotherapy or counseling. The causes of MDD are most likely linked to psychological, psycho-social, hereditary, evolutionary and biological factors.

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Benefits of Participating in Research

Posted on 25 | Sep | 2015

Clinical research is the first step to understanding and treating illnesses. People want to know, “why should I engage in clinical research?”  Before there was Zoloft, Prozac, or Cymbalta, volunteers tried those medications to ensure that they were safe and … Continue reading

Sexual Depression Medicine Side Effects

Posted on 4 | Feb | 2013

It is fairly common for those who are clinically depressed to also have sexual problems as a side affect. Erectile dysfunction (ED) or being unable to orgasm are the more prevalent sexual effects of depression. Psychologists and General Doctors are … Continue reading

Online Resources For Depression

Posted on 20 | May | 2012

Depression Help Online? Major Depressive Disorder, also known as Major or Clinical Depression, is a mental illness that can have a huge impact on the affected individual’s lifestyle. Clinical Depression is responsible for affecting around 19 million Americans annually and … Continue reading

Major Depression – Signs and Symptoms

Posted on 12 | May | 2012

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder? Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), also known as Major or Clinical Depression, is a mental illness that affects approximately 6.7% of the population of the United States for at least a … Continue reading

Major Depression and Antidepressant Debate

Posted on 29 | Apr | 2012

The Debate on Antidepressants and the Origins of Major Depression A shocking article was recently published in the New York Times on the April 19th discussing the evolution and effectiveness of current antidepressants as treatment for Major Depression. According to … Continue reading

Major Depression Treatment and Counseling

Posted on 22 | Apr | 2012

Treating Major Depression The treatment for Major Depression (also known as Major Depressive Disorder and Clinical Depression) is much different than that from just any type of depression. Major Depression is considered a mental illness, not just a state of … Continue reading

Diagnosing Major Depression

Posted on 15 | Apr | 2012

Major Depression (also known as Clinical Depression or Major Depressive Disorder) is a mental disorder that is not simply or quickly diagnosed. Depressive behavior can come from a wide variety of factors that do not necessarily indicate that an individual … Continue reading

Depression Information

Posted on 10 | Apr | 2012

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What is Major Depression?

Posted on 10 | Apr | 2012

Major Depression, also known as Clinical Depression or Major Depressive Disorder, is a mental condition that is characterized by the symptoms of low self-esteem and loss of enjoyment or pleasure in regular day-to-day activities. It is not a once-in-a-while “blues” … Continue reading

Study Shows Living with others Reduces likelihood of Depression

Posted on 6 | Apr | 2012

A surprising article was released on the March 23rd, 2012 in Medical News displaying the most recent major depression finds from a study conducted at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health by Professor Laura Pulkki-Raback. The study consisted of determining … Continue reading

Racism can Affect Mental Health

Posted on 31 | Mar | 2012

An article released on March 16th, 2012 in Medical News Today included some surprising information about the latest major depression finds in the African-American community. According to the article, between 2003 and 2010, a survey was given to 694 African-Americans … Continue reading

Depression, Stress & Exersize

Posted on 24 | Feb | 2012

An article released on February 8th, 2012 released information on a recent study of 190 college students regarding depression, anxiety, and physical exercise. These students were told to record and submit daily a log all of their exercise activities that … Continue reading

Deep Brain Stimulation Research for Bipolar Depression

Posted on 24 | Feb | 2012

Latest studies at Emory University state that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as an intervention to patients with Bipolar Depression, such as Bipolar II disorder (BP) or Unipolar Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), revealing positive results in sustained anti-depressive response on patients … Continue reading

Are you affected by Clinical Depression?

Posted on 17 | Nov | 2011

Clinical Depression is a condition that affects about 10% of Americans. It impacts all aspects of life including eating, sleeping, working, relationships, and how a person thinks. The onset of the first episode of major depression may not be obvious. … Continue reading

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