depression

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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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Three ranked levels of depression categorized based on information from the probands themselves or on information from other informants about the probands Other informants Probands no depression minor depression no depression 66 (1.
Longitudinal studies show that major and minor depressions are determinants of disability, failure in returning to work, impairment in interpersonal functioning and mortality (4).
The first part of this article examines major depressive disorder (MDD), minor depression, chronic depression, depression in bipolar disorder, depression that is severe or mild, and psychotic depression.
This study aimed to test the screening performance of EPDS and STAI-S in detecting depressive (major and minor depression disorders and episodes, dysthymia) and anxiety disorders (except specific phobias), respectively, at pregnancy and postpartum.
Minor depression is similar to major depression and dysthymia, but the symptoms are less severe and/or last for a shorter length of time.
Epidemiology of DSM-III-R major depression and minor depression among adolescents and young adults in the National Co-morbidity Survey.
The critiqued Rapaport study revealed that SJW was no more effective than placebo (and the antidepressant citalopram) in treating minor depression in a sample of 73 participants.
pointed out that depression is not only the number-two cause of early death and disability in industrialized nations, but the prevalence of major depression in the months lowing an acute coronary syndrome has been pegged at 12%-23% in various studies, with another 15%-27% of ACS patients having minor depression.
The study, conducted in the Netherlands, followed 168 employees, of whom 60 percent were women, on sick leave due to psychological problems such as anxiety, adjustment disorder, and minor depression.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there are multiple forms of depression, including major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, minor depression, psychotic depression, postpartum depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
4) Beekman et al (5) reported that both major and minor depression were associated with disability.
Subthreshold or minor depression has been found to be associated with fewer numbers of depressive symptoms than major depression, but greater levels of functional impairment (Karsten, Hartman, Ormel, Nolen, & Penninx, 2010), and may easily go undetected in men.