How to use Depressive in a sentence
Common red flags that children may be experiencing a depressive disorder include a sudden decline in grades and/or disinterest in schoolwork, avoidance of friends, loss of interest in extracurricular activities, and withdrawal from family.
Herbal preparations may be helpful for mild depression, but a major depressive episode warrants prompt attention from a medical professional.When depression becomes overwhelming, attempting self-treatment can be dangerous.
Depression and depressive disorders (unipolar depression) are mental illnesses characterized by a profound and persistent feeling of sadness or despair and/or a loss of interest in things that once were pleasurable.
While major depressive episodes may be acute (intense but short-lived), dysthymic disorder is an ongoing, chronic depression that lasts two or more years (one or more years in children) and has an average duration of 16 years.
Symptoms of bipolar depressive episodes include low energy levels, feelings of despair, difficulty concentrating, extreme fatigue, and psychomotor retardation (slowed mental and physical capabilities).Advertisement
In the early 2000s SSRIs have replaced tricyclic antidepressants as the drugs of choice in the treatment of depressive disorders, primarily because of their improved tolerability and safety if taken in overdose.
Additionally, the first version was missing certain important diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder found in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR).
However, generally across all cultures, children and adolescents are more apt to experience conduct disorder symptoms manifested by acting out behaviors, while adults are more apt to experience depressive symptoms.
Mixed states, where both manic or hypomanic symptoms and depressive symptoms occur at the same time, also occur frequently with bipolar I patients (for example, depression with the racing thoughts of mania).
The alcoholic loses mental and physical energy and may become seriously depressed - alcohol is a depressive drug.Advertisement
The " manic " phase inevitably falls back to a normal or very depressive state.
Almost incessant weeping, and lots of talk about low self-esteem, inability to cope, fear, and generally depressive.
Martin Luther, the reformer, was quite depressive throughout his life.
During that time, my wife died of a brain tumor, and I became depressive.
For a major depressive episode, symptoms must appear on a daily basis and last most of the day or all day.Advertisement
Over time, this has an effect on the emotions since detoxifying the liver can lift depressive, angry or sad moods.
It's more a responsibility to yourself not to become a maniac or a depressive or a drug addict.
It may be useful for women suffering mild to moderate anxiety and depressive symptoms at the menopause.
These results confirm the benefit of long-term pharmacotherapy for treating depressive illness "
However there is no reliable data on the duration of illness phobia where there is no depressive problem.Advertisement
An information-processing analysis is presented of mindfulness and mindlessness, and of their relevance to preventing depressive relapse.
Catatonic schizophrenia or depressive stupor have been suggested as a likely diagnosis.
A small minority of people who develop symptoms suggestive of CFS have an underlying anxiety or depressive disorder.
However, long term exposure to ecstasy may result in increased depressive symptoms.
Subjects also completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) to assess depressive symptomatology.Advertisement
However, there are virtually no studies looking at subject-specific academic performance in learning disabled students who present some type of depressive symptomatology.
I think I still had depressive and suicidal tendencies but never did anything again.
Addition of omega-3 fatty acid to maintenance medication treatment for recurrent unipolar depressive disorder.
People who have associated depressive symptoms along with the anxiety are at increased risk of suicide if these disorders are not treated by a professional.
They may also experience more prolonged depressive episodes than male patients.Advertisement
However, a person may experience normal moods in between manic or depressive episodes.
However, depressive episodes are drastically reduced after the first month.
While not all people who suffer from depression will attempt suicide, the presence of a depressive illness does dramatically increase the risk of suicidal thoughts.
For instance if an individual is having episodes of clinical depression but never has periods of mania, that would be categorized as a depressive or major depressive disorder.
When someone has depression along with periods of previous or current mania than the individual is diagnosed with bipolar disorder or manic depressive disorder.Advertisement
It's an extensive issue; too long to cover here but to learn more about bipolar disorder and or manic depressive disorder you can read the DSM-IV.
This is one of the more clear-cut depressive disorders being that the changes in moods correlated with the seasons make it easy for doctors to spot.
The person who is in a depressive episode experiences something other than sadness or even grief.
The leading cause of disability in people aged 15-44 is Major Depressive Disorder, also known as Clinical Depression.
Major Depressive Disorder affects 6.7 percent of people in the U.S., and this works out to 14.8 million adults.Advertisement
When the individual is in the depressive phase of this illness, he or she may feel worthless and lack self-esteem.
Lying may become part of trying to appear normal or discount how low the individual has sunk into the depressive state.
Sleep medication has similar depressive effects on the nervous system and muscular system as experienced with alcohol.
In some cases, a physician may prescribe Trazodone as a sleep aid; but, its primary function is to treat a depressive disorder.
Major depressive disorder may be treated with antidepressants, psychotherapy (supportive counseling or "talk therapy"), or a combination of both.Advertisement
However, when these depressed feelings start to dominate everyday life and cause physical and mental deterioration, they become what are known as depressive disorders.
Major depressive disorder is a moderate to severe episode of depression lasting two or more weeks.
Depression also can occur in bipolar disorder, an affective mental illness that causes radical emotional changes and mood swings, from manic highs to depressive lows.
Among adults 18 and older, depressive disorders affect an estimated 18.8 million Americans each year.
Women are twice as likely to suffer from a depressive disorder than men; approximately 12.4 million American women and 6.4 million men deal with depression.Advertisement
The average age a first depressive episode occurs is in the mid-20s, although the disorder strikes all age groups indiscriminately, from children to the elderly.
Heredity seems to play a role in who develops depressive disorders.
It would seem that biological and genetic factors may make certain individuals pre-disposed to depressive disorders, but environmental circumstances often may trigger the disorder as well.
Although periods of adjustment disorder usually resolve themselves, occasionally they may evolve into a major depressive disorder.
Individuals experiencing a major depressive episode have a depressed mood and/or a diminished interest or pleasure in activities.
Children experiencing a major depressive episode may appear or feel irritable rather than depressed.
Up to 70 percent of dysthymic patients have both dysthymic disorder and major depressive disorder, known as double depression.
Major depressive and dysthymic disorders are typically treated with antidepressants or psychosocial therapy.
As of 2004, fluoxetine was the only SSRI (and the only antidepressant drug) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder.
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) isused throughout Europe to treat mild depressive symptoms.
Psychomotor agitation-Disturbed physical and mental processes (e.g., fidgeting, wringing of hands, racing thoughts); a symptom of major depressive disorder.
Other conditions that may cause or co-exist with conduct disorder include head injury, substance abuse disorder, major depressive disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Major depressive disorder-A mood disorder characterized by profound feelings of sadness or despair.
Although there are no medications specifically for self-mutilation, antidepressants are often given, particularly if the patient meets the diagnostic criteria for a depressive disorder.
By contrast, rejected children tend either towards aggressive, antisocial behavior or withdrawn, depressive behavior.
Depressive or withdrawn children may be excessively reserved, submissive, anxious, and inhibited.
Adolescents taking the Coping with Stress Course showed a reduction in depressive symptoms and an increase in overall positive adjustment.
Personality tests are administered for a wide variety of reasons, from diagnosing psychopathology (e.g., personality disorder, depressive disorder) to screening job candidates.
Bipolar, or manic-depressive disorder, is a mood disorder that causes radical emotional changes and mood swings, from manic highs to depressive lows.
Usually this manic period is followed by a period of depression, although a few bipolar I individuals may not experience a major depressive episode.
Bipolar II disorder is characterized by major depressive episodes alternating with episodes of hypomania, a milder form of mania.
Bipolar depression may be difficult to distinguish from a unipolar major depressive episode.
Cyclothymia refers to the cycling of hypomanic episodes with depression that does not reach major depressive proportions.
In rapid cycling, manic and depressive episodes must alternate frequently, at least four times in 12 months, to meet the diagnostic definition.
In some cases of "ultra-rapid cycling" the patient may bounce between manic and depressive states several times within a 24-hour period.
For some bipolar patients, manic and depressive episodes coincide with seasonal changes.
Depressive episodes are typical during winter and fall, and manic episodes are more probable in the spring and summer months.
The manic and depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder are usually controlled by a combination of prescription medications, including lithium, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants.
A University of Cincinnati one-year study of the drug in patients with bipolar I disorder found that it provided sustained relief of depressive symptoms.
Repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a new and still experimental treatment for the depressive phase of bipolar disorder.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) does not recommend TCAs as a first-line treatment for youths requiring medicine for depressive disorders.
This phenomenon occurs when the depressed person starts to gain more energy but is not yet fully relieved of the depressive symptoms.
It should be again noted that the only drug that has received approval for use in children with major depressive disorder is fluoxetine (Prozac).
Additionally, some studies suggest that mothers with a depressive disorder are more likely to have children that develop ODD.
One of several clinical inventories, or scales, may also be used to assess depressive symptoms, including the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D) or Beck Depression Inventory (BDI).
Once the binge eating behavior is curbed and depressive symptoms are controlled, the physical symptoms of BED can be addressed.
Excessive consumption of alcohol during pregnancy leads to depressive levels of vitamin B and zinc, which are essential to immune competence.
Among the general mood disorders are major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and dysthymia.
In major depressive disorder, some patients have isolated episodes of depression.
It is similar to major depressive disorder, but dysthymia is chronic, long-lasting, persistent, and mild.
In some cases, people may also experience a major depressive episode on top of their dysthymia, a condition sometimes referred to as double depression.
In major depressive disorder, the patient is depressed almost all day nearly every day of the week for at least two weeks.
Match this depression with Pisces' mutable nature, and you can create a highly downtrodden and unstable individual; the classic manic depressive.
Other psychosocial factors can trigger or prolong depressive episodes.
Therefore children who have suffered from a major depressive episode should be closely monitored by parents and pediatrician long after the episode has subsided.