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Would it be a good idea to use codeine for major depressive disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Codeine!: Not good idea. Addiction potential high.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What exactly is a major depressive disorder ?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Low mood plus...: A constant low or sad mood (or inability to experience joy or pleasure) that last 2 weeks or more, along with several other symptoms such as poor sleep, appetite, or concentration; feelings of worthlessness or guilt; slowed thinking and movements; or suicidal feelings. Also, this is not caused by drugs, medical illness, or another psychiatric disorder such as schizophrenia or bipolar.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is a major depressive disorder and how is it treated?

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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depression: Major depressive disorder is defined by a set of certain symptoms and behaviors listed in the dsm IV manual. If these symptoms are present for a periods of time, then a person may be diagnosed with major depression. It is generally treated with counseling, medication, or a combination of both.

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