Depressive disorder


MSH: An affective disorder manifested by either a dysphoric mood or loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. The mood disturbance is prominent and relatively persistent.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being &quot;down in the dumps&quot; or &quot;blue&quot; for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include </p><ul> <li>Sadness</li> <li>Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy</li> <li>Change in weight</li> <li>Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping</li> <li>Energy loss</li> <li>Feelings of worthlessness</li> <li>Thoughts of death or <a href=''>suicide</a></li></ul><p>Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, environmental, psychological, and biochemical

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