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Depressive disorder

Introduction: Depressive disorder

Description of Depressive disorder

Depressive disorder (medical condition): Depression or its various related conditions....more »

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Depressive disorders:
  »Introduction: Depressive disorders
  »Symptoms of Depressive disorders
  »Causes of Depressive disorders
  »Treatments for Depressive disorders

Depressive disorder: An affective disorder manifested by either a dysphoric mood or loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. The mood disturbance is prominent and relatively persistent.
Source: MeSH 2007

Depressive disorder: Related Topics

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Depressive disorder as a Disease

Depressive disorder: Another name for Depressive disorders (or close medical condition association).
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  »Symptoms of Depressive disorders
  »Causes of Depressive disorders
  »Treatments for Depressive disorders

Depressive disorder: Related Diseases

Depressive disorder: Depressive disorder is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Depressive disorder

Some of the causes of Depressive disorder are included in the list below:

  • Familial
  • Psychological - Stressful events, as perceived by the individual - job loss, relationship failure, identity change, natural disaster, learned helplessness and hopelessness, extreme feelings, negative thinking patterns.
  • Social- Environment influences the disorder 60-80% of the time
  • Marital problems - in women it can cause depression because they value intimate relationships so much; for men they may withdraw from the relationship
  • Parenting styles

Symptoms of Depressive disorder (Depressive disorders)

Some of the symptoms of Depressive disorder incude:

Treatments for Depressive disorder (Depressive disorders)

Treatments for Depressive disorder (Depressive disorders) include:

Treatment of Depressive disorder: For more treatment information about Depressive disorder, see treatment of Depressive disorders (Depressive disorder)

Depressive disorder: Article Excerpts about Depressive disorders

A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and... (Source: excerpt from Depression: NIMH)

Depressive disorder: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Depressive disorder:

Terms associated with Depressive disorder:

Terms Similar to Depressive disorder:

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Depressive disorder:

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Depressive disorder

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Depressive disorder

The following list attempts to classify Depressive disorder into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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