Major depression is an illness that usually causes severe and persistent low mood â sadness or a sense of despair. It is considered a mood disorder. The mood change can also appear as irritability or the person may not be able to take pleasure in activities that usually are enjoyable.
Major depression is more than just a passing blue mood, a "bad day" or temporary sadness over a specific event. The mood changes that come with major depression last for at least two weeks...Read more
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The effects of hormones and neutransmitters as they relate to mania and depression are extremely complex and far beyond the scope of a... Read more »
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It’s 9:30 in the morning at the APA annual meeting and I’m slowly easing into the day. Yesterday was a 13-hour marathon – into my... Read more »
The FDA has approved EMSAM (selegiline), a transdermal patch, for the treatment of major depression. Selegeline is a MAOI originally used to treat... Read more »