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Is there a difference between major depression w/ melancholia and severe major depression?
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Dr. Abhishek Mehra
Psychiatry
In brief: Depression
Melancholia can be a feature of severe depression.
Not all severe depressive disorders have this as the main symptom. Although there is a relationship with severity.

In brief: Depression
Melancholia can be a feature of severe depression.
Not all severe depressive disorders have this as the main symptom. Although there is a relationship with severity.
Dr. Abhishek Mehra
Dr. Abhishek Mehra
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
In brief: There can be
Major depressive disorder is diagnosed by having at least 5 symptoms from a list.
Melancholic major depressive disorder refers to having certain specific symptoms. The severe classifier refers to how much the symptoms you have interfere with your functioning and your life. Much of the time if you have melanchotic mdd your symptoms are severe but not always.

In brief: There can be
Major depressive disorder is diagnosed by having at least 5 symptoms from a list.
Melancholic major depressive disorder refers to having certain specific symptoms. The severe classifier refers to how much the symptoms you have interfere with your functioning and your life. Much of the time if you have melanchotic mdd your symptoms are severe but not always.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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