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?

  • 15,297patients have this condition
  • 52new patients joined this month
  • 5,628say Major Depressive Disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 257
20s 2,387
30s 3,301
40s 3,660
50s 2,957
60s 1,069
70+ 145

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

78% Females
22% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3,645
20-29 years 1,447
30-39 years 958
40-49 years 524
50-59 years 164
60-69 years 16
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10,595
Not Diagnosed 1,961

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