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What's the difference between minor depression or major depression?
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
8 doctors agree
In brief: A milder form of MDD
Minor depression is a mood disorder that does not meet full criteria for major depressive disorder but in which at least 2 depressive symptoms are present for 2 weeks or more.
It is usually quite responsive to psychotherapy interventions. In the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental disorders iv, minor depressive disorder was cited as an example of depressive disorder not otherwise specific.

In brief: A milder form of MDD
Minor depression is a mood disorder that does not meet full criteria for major depressive disorder but in which at least 2 depressive symptoms are present for 2 weeks or more.
It is usually quite responsive to psychotherapy interventions. In the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental disorders iv, minor depressive disorder was cited as an example of depressive disorder not otherwise specific.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Major depression
Involves physical signs of a physical illness called major depression.
So changes in sleep, appetite and/or energy are the things we look for.

In brief: Major depression
Involves physical signs of a physical illness called major depression.
So changes in sleep, appetite and/or energy are the things we look for.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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