Classification, causes, and epidemiology
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The depressive disorders comprise a heterogeneous group of illnesses that are characterized by differing degrees of sad mood and associated cognitive, neurovegetative, and psychomotor alterations. Depression is currently the fourth most disabling medical condition in the world and it is predicted to be second only to ischemic heart disease with regard to disability by 2020 [1,2].
KeywordsDepressive Symptom Major Depressive Disorder Suicidal Ideation Depressive Episode Postpartum Depression
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