Depression

Also known as Crying excessively, Dejected, Distress, Feeling down, Feeling low, Feeling hopeless, and Feeling sad

Depression or depress(ed) may refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of depression are depression, bipolar disorder, and dysthymic disorder. Other possible causes, such as schizophrenia, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with depression, 67% report having anxiety and nervousness, 59% report having depressive or psychotic symptoms, and 29% report having insomnia.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with depression often receive psychotherapy, mental health counseling, depression screen, toxicology screen, blood alcohol, psychological and psychiatric evaluation and therapy, alcohol and drug rehabilitation/detoxification and diagnostic endocrine procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with depression include bupropion (wellbutrin), venlafaxine (effexor), mirtazapine, desvenlafaxine (pristiq), selegiline, fluoxetine / olanzapine, phenelzine (nardil), tranylcypromine (parnate), bismuth subsalicylate/metronidazole/tcn, fluoxymesterone (halotestin), maprotiline, goldenseal preparation and bifidobacterium-lactobacillus .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for depression include .

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.5x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.1x
Other
0.9x
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