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Melancholic depression

Melancholic depression: Introduction

Melancholic depression: Melancholic depression, or 'depression with melancholic features' is a subtype of major depression characterized by the inability to find pleasure in positive things combined with physical agitation, insomnia, or decreased appetite. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Melancholic depression is available below.

Symptoms of Melancholic depression

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities
  • Lack of reactivity to pleasurable stimuli
  • Distinct quality of mood (unlike normal sadness)
  • Morning worsening of mood
  • Early morning waking
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Treatments for Melancholic depression

  • The three most common treatments for depression are psychotherapy, medication, and electroconvulsive therapy. Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice for people under 18, while electroconvulsive therapy is only used as a last resort
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Causes of Melancholic depression

  • Biological, psychological, and social factors all play a role to varying degrees in causing depression
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Melancholic depression: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Melancholic depression

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Melancholic depression: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Melancholic depression

Prognosis for Melancholic depression: It has been found that preventive programs with a competence-enhancing component to be superior to behaviorally-oriented programs overall, and found behavioral programs to be particularly unhelpful for older people, for whom social support programs were uniquely beneficial.

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More information about Melancholic depression

  1. Melancholic depression: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis
 

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