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What is a major depressive disorder and how is it treated?
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Krenn
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Depressive sx's may
include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt.
V motivation, absence of joy,v concentration, v memory & suicidal thoughts. Major depression can be treated with talking therapies and psychiatric medications.

In brief: Depressive sx's may
include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt.
V motivation, absence of joy,v concentration, v memory & suicidal thoughts. Major depression can be treated with talking therapies and psychiatric medications.
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