major depressive episode

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n major depressive episode (psychiatry) a state of depression with all the classic symptoms (anhedonia and lethargy and sleep disturbance and despondency and morbid thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and sometimes attempted suicide) but with no known organic dysfunction
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Usage


In news:

How do I distinguish a normal grief reaction, after a loss, from a major depressive episode.
Individuals who have migraines have a higher chance of experiencing major depressive episodes, according to research published online in the journal Headache.
The study also found that those with major depressive episodes are at an increased risk of having migraines.
One in 4 women experiences at least 1 major depressive episode in her lifetime—almost invariably during the reproductive years.
Twenty-one percent of French citizens have had a major depressive episode, followed by the United States , at 19.2 percent.
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