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?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 255
20s 2,389
30s 3,310
40s 3,662
50s 2,964
60s 1,070
70+ 149

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

78% Females
22% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3,655
20-29 years 1,447
30-39 years 964
40-49 years 526
50-59 years 165
60-69 years 16
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10,612
Not Diagnosed 1,963

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