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  • Major Depressive Disorder

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    contrast to MDD (Major depressive disorder), when the individual is suffering through a constant feeling of mixed emotions for a long period of time. MDD is a mood disorder that causes one to feel constantly sad and lonely. It also causes a loss of interest in past hobbies and activities, and affects the way one feels, thinks and behaves. There are many symptoms and signs of MDD and they always come with a cause, but there are always diagnostics and preventions for this dreadful mood disorder. It is important

  • Major Depressive Disorder

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    Introduction Major Depressive Disorder defined by DSM-IV-TR (2000) “is characterised by one or more Major Depressive Episodes (i.e., at least 2 weeks of depressed mood or loss of interest accompanied by at least four additional symptoms of depression)”. Major Depressive Disorder affects twice as many women as men and for both genders it is most common in those who are 25-44 years of age (All About Depression.com 2011). In the case of 65 year old Mrs Adele Harper who was diagnosed at age 43, has

  • Major Depressive Disorder Essay

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    Major Depressive Disorder, according to Coon, is a mood disorder in which the person has suffered one or more intense episodes of depression. Major Depressive Disorder falls under mood disorders subtopic depressive disorders (Coon 2013). “Psychologist have come to realize that mood disorders (major disturbances in emotion) are among the most serious of all psychological conditions. In any given year, roughly 9.5 percent of the U.S. population suffers from a mood disorder (National Institute of Mental

  • Major Depressive Disorder

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    Major Depressive Disorder or MDD is a very common clinical condition that affects millions of people every year. According to the Agency for Health Care Policy & Research, “ depression is under diagnosed & untreated by most medical doctors, despite the fact that it can almost always be treated successfully. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV); A person who suffers from this disorder must have a depressed mood, or have lost interest in things

  • Endorphins and Major Depressive Disorder

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    This paper reviews the studies evaluating the relationship between endorphins and Major Depressive Disorder. Individuals with depression were found to have lower levels of beta-endorphins. The findings were limited by methodological differences. Alternatives to antidepressants that potentially increased beta-endorphin levels were reviewed. This included exercise, acupuncture, and electroconvulsive therapy. Each of these modalities was shown to increase beta-endorphin levels although the results were

  • Essay On Major Depressive Disorder

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    INTRODUCTION Major Depressive Disorder BODY Major Depressive Disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by the presence of one or more depressive episodes in a person’s lifetime. 1) Feeling sad, empty, and irritable throughout the day, 2) loss of interest in normal activities, 3) change in weight/appetite, 4) change in sleeping pattern, 5) change in activity, 6) sudden loss of energy, 7) feeling worthless and guilty, 8) diminished ability of concentration, and 9) thoughts of death/suicide

  • A Brief Description of Major Depressive Disorder

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    this disorder. Major depressive disorder is a mood disorder characterized by at least two weeks of depressed mood or loss of interest in nearly all activities, along with sleep or eating disturbances, loss of energy, and feelings of hopelessness (Kosslyn, Rosenberg, 2006). This mood disorder is characterized by a depressed mood, lack of interest in activities normally enjoyed, and feeling of worthlessness. Over the course of two weeks, someone who is suffering with major depressive disorder can experience

  • Major Depressive Disorder Case Study

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    chosen diagnosis was Major Depressive Disorder. By utilizing a minimum of five sources we are asked to answer the following questions. We are asked to describe the selected disorder, we also need to identify the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic category and as well as distinguish diagnostic and commonly used terminology. We then are asked to give the causative factors, the diagnosis, and the treatment of the disorder. Last we are asked to provide a survey of current research on this chosen disorder. (Argosy University

  • Symptoms and Treatments of Major Depressive Disorder

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    What is major depressive disorder? Major depressive disorder is a psychiatric disorder documented in the DSM. Major depressive disorder interferes with an individual's normal functioning in everyday life and causes pain to the person with this disorder and to those close to the person. Individuals with major depressive disorder cannot just "pull themselves out" of this depression on their own and the symptoms accompanied with this disorder can last for weeks, months, and even years (Butcher, Mineka

  • Major Depressive Disorder Case Study

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    Case #4: T. F., A 28-year-old Government Employee Diagnosis 296.33 (F33.2) Major Depressive Disorder, recurrent, severe with melancholic features A 28-year-old male government employee referred to as T. F. is displaying signs and describing symptoms that meet criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD) in the depressive disorders diagnostic class of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013). Therefore, a diagnosis of MDD

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