minor depression


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Related to minor depression: dysthymia, Major depression

minor depression

Dysthymic disorder, see there.

minor depression

A mood disorder lasting at least 2 weeks in which fewer symptoms of depression are present than in major depression (two to five symptoms as opposed to more than five).
See also: depression
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Forty-nine (45.4%) met criteria for major depression and 59 (54.6%) were classified as minor depression subjects.
In our approach, we followed the procedure used by Sherbourne and her associates[18] from the Medical Outcomes Study Group in identifying subjects with minor depression. They used a two-stage approach in which subjects initially responded to an 8-item scale that measured intensity of depressive symptoms over the past week and periods of depression over the previous year.
Examining the depression levels of the elderly people, it is detected that 30,7% of them have "no depression", 16,2% of them have "minor depression", 28,2% of them have "medium level depression" and 24,6% of them have "major depression" (Table 2).
Three ranked levels of depression categorized based on information from the probands themselves or on information from other informants about the probands Other informants Probands no depression minor depression no depression 66 (1.0/1.0) (a) 13 (0.5/0.75) (a) minor depression 36 (0.5/0.75) (a) 16 (1.0/1.0) (a) major depression 14 (0.0/0.0) (a) 12 (0.5/0.75) (a) total 116 41 Other informants Probands major depression total no depression 6 (0.0/0.0) (a) 85 minor depression 10 (0.5/0.75) (a) 62 major depression 27 (1.0/1.0) (a) 53 total 43 200 (a) values in parentheses are the Cicchetti-Allison and Fleiss-Cohen weights used when computing weighted kappa Table 6.
Longitudinal studies show that major and minor depressions are determinants of disability, failure in returning to work, impairment in interpersonal functioning and mortality (4).
Minor depression. Depressive states that involve 2 to 4 associated symptoms lasting [greater than or equal to]2 weeks but <2 years are sometimes described as minor depression, captured within DSM-5 as "depression not elsewhere defined."
This study aimed to test the screening performance of EPDS and STAI-S in detecting depressive (major and minor depression disorders and episodes, dysthymia) and anxiety disorders (except specific phobias), respectively, at pregnancy and postpartum.
Minor depression is similar to major depression and dysthymia, but the symptoms are less severe and/or last for a shorter length of time.
Efficacy of antidepressants and benzodiazepines in minor depression: systematic review and meta-analysis.
For articles providing both major and minor depression data, we analyzed only specific data of subgroups with major depression, excluding patients with minor depression.
First it should be clarified that the search methods outlined by Wong was for 'major depression' and clearly the study reviewed concerned 'minor depression'.
The study, conducted in the Netherlands, followed 168 employees, of whom 60 percent were women, on sick leave due to psychological problems such as anxiety, adjustment disorder, and minor depression. Seventy-nine employees from a variety of jobs received standard, evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, while the rest received cognitive-behavioral therapy that included a focus on work and the process of returning to work.