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Major Depressive Disorder

What Depression Does to Our Minds When It Attacks

A pediatrician writes about her 40-year battle with severe depression.

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Major Depressive Disorder

Like the body’s inevitable arrival at homeostasis, a bereaved person's mind settles—eventually. A peer-to-peer conversation from someone who has been there.

The human condition is such that all of us may be vulnerable to seasonal affective disorder. If placed in an environment sufficiently deprived of light we would all develop a reversible syndrome of major depression.

Phenomenology in an Acute Care Setting

We present the case of a patient for whom different attending providers had markedly different interpretations. As the case unfolds, we invite you to reflect on your diagnostic understanding of each presentation.

The Interface of Dermatology and Psychiatry

Delusional parasitosis can be difficult to recognize, but timely diagnosis and psychiatric treatment can improve quality of life and reduce medical costs.

What therapy is considered the "gold standard” in treating childhood and adolescent depression? Find out in this quiz,

A case report of an acute, transient, reversible depression prompts us to think in a different way about depression.

Metabolic syndrome may be a particularly important marker of antipsychotic metabolic effects.

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