Major depressive disorder: Overview

Major Depressive Disorders are serious depressive disorders as distinguished from milder depressive symptoms such as unhappiness or sadness. Clinical depression is also known as Major Depression. A single serious episode in clinical depression is called a major depressive episode. Closely related to depression is Bipolar Syndrome, also known as Manic-Depressive Disorder, which is characterised by alternating sequences of depressive episodes and manic episodes. There are various other types of depression and other similar disorders that must be ruled out. Read more about: Depression, Bipolar Syndrome, Depressive Symptoms

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