Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

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According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 5th ed., 2013) Major depressive disorder (MDD), is a medical illness that affects how a person feels, think and behaves, causing persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities. The basic symptoms of MDD include: sadness, lack of interest, withdrawal, gaining or losing weight, and cognitive disturbances like hopelessness, helplessness and unworthiness and the usual treatments are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, psychotherapy, and electroconvulsive therapy. Symptoms People with major depressive disorder feel sad frequently and do not react to emotional stimuli. As sadness continues, there is

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