Major Depressive Disorder

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What is Major Depressive Disorder?

Major depressive disorder, also known as clinical depression, is marked by depressed mood, inactivity, lack of interest, insomnia, feelings of worthlessness, diminished ability to think, and may include thoughts of suicide.

What is it like to have Major Depressive Disorder?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Major Depressive Disorder and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Major Depressive Disorder patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Major Depressive Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 15,295patients have this condition
  • 56new patients joined this month
  • 5,627say Major Depressive Disorder is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 257
20s 2,388
30s 3,302
40s 3,653
50s 2,956
60s 1,069
70+ 145


Distribution of females vs. males

78% Females
22% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3,646
20-29 years 1,447
30-39 years 958
40-49 years 523
50-59 years 163
60-69 years 16
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10,594
Not Diagnosed 1,962

These charts show data from Major Depressive Disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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