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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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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
<20 238
20s 2,386
30s 3,401
40s 3,855
50s 3,185
60s 1,207
70+ 170

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

78% Females
22% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3,821
20-29 years 1,518
30-39 years 1,014
40-49 years 553
50-59 years 182
60-69 years 18
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10,962
Not Diagnosed 1,961

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