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
<20 248
20s 2,390
30s 3,364
40s 3,741
50s 3,054
60s 1,146
70+ 161

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

78% Females
22% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3,748
20-29 years 1,493
30-39 years 983
40-49 years 539
50-59 years 176
60-69 years 18
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10,808
Not Diagnosed 1,964

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