What Is the Difference Between “Major Depression” and Any Other Type?

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Question by Jackie Brown: What is the difference between “major depression” and any other type?
My therapist says that is what I have because I attempted suicide once….What is considered major? Isn’t depression, depression?

Best answer:

Answer by Serene E
There’s depression caused by an imbalance of chemicals in your brain and there’s environmental reasons.
But you really need to get on a medical website to find out, not listen to just anybody spouting off vague and unreliable information.

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Major Depression -Evanescense – This is a video done for my psychology class. This may be educational, but I’m sure it is interesting enough. I hope you learn and enjoy.


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Context Does Not Determine “Disorderness” or Normality

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We suspect some kind of internal disease process at work, such as a covert malignancy; or, in the case of major depressive symptoms, we suspect what used to be called an “endogenous” depression. In this limited sense, then, the contextualists are correct.
Read more on Psychiatric Times (blog)


Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year 2013 Third Quarter Earnings

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Daliresp sales were similarly impacted by contract rebates as described above. Viibryd (vilazodone HCl), an SSRI and a partial agonist at serotonergic 5-HT1A receptors for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) recorded sales of $ 40.6 million.
Read more on PharmaLive (press release) (subscription)


Roe v. Wade turns 40:

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… to research conducted by Fergusson et al in 2006 and again in 2008, among young women who had an abortion, there was a 61 percent increased risk of suicidal ideation, and 42 percent of the young women who aborted reported major depression by age …
Read more on Today’s Catholic News


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