Introduction: Depressive disorders
Depressive disorders: Depression or its various related conditions.
Depressive disorders: A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from depression. 1
Researching symptoms of Depressive disorders: Further information about the symptoms of Depressive disorders is available including a list of symptoms of Depressive disorders, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Depressive disorders, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Misdiagnosis and Depressive disorders: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Depressive disorders, failure to diagnose Depressive disorders, or research misdiagnosis of other diseases
Treatments for Depressive disorders: Various information is available about treatments available for Depressive disorders, or research treatments for other diseases.
Statistics and Depressive disorders:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Depressive disorders,
prevalence and incidence statistics for Depressive disorders,
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1. excerpt from Depression: NIMH
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