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Major depression

Major depression: Introduction

Major depression: feeling of extreme sadness. See detailed information below for a list of 6 causes of Major depression, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Major depression:

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Major depression: Symptom Checker

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Major depression Treatments

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Major depression: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Major depression

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Misdiagnosis and Major depression

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in a variety of different severities. Diseases in this group include ...read more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous breakdown" and other...read more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various...read more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been overlooked...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease ...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary...read more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or...read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or symptoms of depression....read more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders may...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Major depression

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Major depression: Related Rare Diseases

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Major depression: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Major depression

Everyone gets the blues now and then. Itís part of life. But when there is little joy or... (Source: excerpt from Depression: NWHIC)

Definitions of Major depression:

One or more periods of depression in the absence of history of manic or hypomanic episodes; chronic type lasts 2 or more years; melancholic type is more severe, has vegetative signs, and responds well to somatic therapy.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Major depression

The list below shows some of the causes of Major depression mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Major depression?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Major depression. Of the 6 causes of Major depression that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 5 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Major depression:

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Medical Conditions associated with Major depression:

Depressive symptoms (629 causes), Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes), Mood symptoms (763 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

Symptoms related to Major depression:

Chronic insomnia, Chronic fatigue syndrome (3 causes), Depression (629 causes), Dementia (394 causes), Renal failure (115 causes), Cirrhosis of liver (119 causes), Alzheimer's disease (2 causes), Cocaine abuse (2 causes), Huntington's disease (2 causes)

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