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Is there a difference between minor depression and major depression ?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Depression
Minor depression is an old term for less severe depression, now called dysthymic disorder.

In brief: Depression
Minor depression is an old term for less severe depression, now called dysthymic disorder.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
In brief: Yes
The simple difference is the number of symptoms that you have.
The practical difference is that there are far more studies out there about treating major depressive disorder so we better know how to advise people.

In brief: Yes
The simple difference is the number of symptoms that you have.
The practical difference is that there are far more studies out there about treating major depressive disorder so we better know how to advise people.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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