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depression

noun debasement, decline, deflation, depreciation, despondence, despondency, dispiritedness, dolefulness, economic decline, gloom, lowering, lowness, maeror, sinking, slump
Associated concepts: economic depression
See also: anguish, curtailment, decrease, distress, pessimism, prostration
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After adjusting for factors such as age, sex, race, and history of myocardial infarction, stroke, and diabetes, the 351 individuals with psoriasis had more than twice the odds of major depression, compared with respondents without psoriasis (odds ratio, 2.
74 percent of the relationship between major depression and life satisfaction could be explained by genes, researchers said.
In all, 13% of the dysthymic group, 8% of the major depression group, and 3% of the general population group said "all of the time.
Although some emerging agents will gain share, drug developers will continue to face significant obstacles in the major depression market.
Major depression consists of recurrent bouts of helplessness, hopelessness, and depressed mood.
More severe Bipolar Disorder II involves at least one episode of hypermania as well as an episode of major depression.
In an essay written by Sigmund Freud in 1917, Freud explained melancholia, or major depression, as a response to loss--either real loss, such as the death of a loved one, or symbolic loss, such as the failure to achieve an important goal.
In a recent US study of the mental health of homosexuals, it was found that gay/bisexual men had a more than three-fold increased risk of major depression and a five-fold increased risk of panic disorder.
For ethical reasons this study excluded persons with major depression of more than moderate severity, those who were suicidal, and those who were judged to need immediate treatment, so it does not provide information about the most seriously depressed.
Sufferers of major depression tend to have all or most of the following symptoms and may even experience chronic physical symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, and muscle tension.
Among women who had experienced an episode of major depression prior to taking the pill, a significantly larger proportion reported that premenstrual moods worsened with pill use than reported they improved (25% vs.
OTTAWA -- As many Canadians suffer from major depression as from other leading chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or a thyroid problem, says a report recently released from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

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