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What is Depressive disorders?

What is Depressive disorders?

  • Depressive disorders: Depression or its various related conditions.
  • Depressive disorders: specific disorder usually appearing in the second or third decade, characterized by symptoms of depression between late fall and early spring, sometimes followed by mania or hypomania; intense light is reportedly therapeutic.
    Source - Diseases Database

Depressive disorders: Introduction

Types of Depressive disorders:

Types of Depressive disorders:

Broader types of Depressive disorders:

How many people get Depressive disorders?

Prevalance of Depressive disorders: 9.5 percent of adult Americans (NIMH)
Prevalance Rate of Depressive disorders: approx 1 in 10 or 9.50% or 25.8 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Depressive disorders: estimated 18.8 million American adults annually (NIMH)
Incidence Rate of Depressive disorders: approx 1 in 14 or 6.91% or 18.8 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Depressive disorders: In any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness.5 The economic cost for this disorder is high, but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, but also to those who care about them. Serious depression can destroy family life as well as the life of the ill person. But much of this suffering is unnecessary. (Source: excerpt from Depression: NIMH)

Who gets Depressive disorders?

Gender Profile for Depressive disorders: Women 2:1 men.

Gender Profile for Depressive disorders: Nearly twice as many women (12.0 percent) as men (6.6 percent) are affected by a depressive disorder each year. These figures translate to 12.4 million women and 6.4 million men in the U.S. 5 (Source: excerpt from The Numbers Count: NIMH)

How serious is Depressive disorders?

Prognosis of Depressive disorders: There's no sure way to prevent cyclothymia. However, treatment at the earliest indication of a mental health disorder can help prevent cyclothymia from worsening. Long-term preventive treatment also can help prevent minor episodes from becoming full-blown episodes of mania or depression.
Complications of Depressive disorders: see complications of Depressive disorders

What causes Depressive disorders?

Causes of Depressive disorders: see causes of Depressive disorders
Risk factors for Depressive disorders: see risk factors for Depressive disorders

What are the symptoms of Depressive disorders?

Symptoms of Depressive disorders: see symptoms of Depressive disorders

Complications of Depressive disorders: see complications of Depressive disorders

Onset of Depressive disorders: Most commonly the disorder begins in the teens or early twenties.

Depressive disorders: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Depressive disorders.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Depressive disorders.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Depressive disorders: see treatments for Depressive disorders
Research for Depressive disorders: see research for Depressive disorders

Society issues for Depressive disorders


Hospitalization statistics for Depressive disorders: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Depressive disorders:

  • Depressive disorders accounted for 452,224 patient days in hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW Hospital Morbidity Database 2001-02, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Depressive disorders resulted in 68,450 hospitalisations in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW Hospital Morbidity Database 2001-02, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0.2% (25,852) of hospital consultant episodes were for depressive episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for depressive episodes required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for depressive episodes were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for depressive episodes were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 70% of hospital consultant episodes for depressive episodes required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Depressive disorders:

Organs and body systems related to Depressive disorders include:

Name and Aliases of Depressive disorders

Main name of condition: Depressive disorders

Class of Condition for Depressive disorders: behavior

Other names or spellings for Depressive disorders:

Depressive illness

SAD [Seasonal Affective Disorder] Source - Diseases Database

Depressive disorders: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Depressive disorders:

 

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