Major depressive disorder (MDD) (also known as clinical depression, major depression, unipolar depression, or unipolar disorder; or as recurrent depression in the case of repeated episodes) is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive and persistent low mood that is accompanied by low self-esteem and by a loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. This cluster of symptoms (syndrome) was named, described and classified as one of the mood disorders in the 1980 edition of the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual. The term "depression" is ambiguous.
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  • Are Most Philadelphia Car Accidents the Fault Of Truck Drivers?

    … Use of alcohol Poor judgment or decision-making Physical factors regarding vision or movement limitations Emotional factors, including depression As you can see, truck drivers can cause accidents for many reasons, and the above are only some of the most common. In these instances, a truck driver who negligently caused you harm should…

    Gabriel Levin/ 22 readers -
  • Probation Violations: What Happens When You Break the Rules

    … Probation is an alternative to going to jail or prison. Instead of being incarcerated, the person remains free for the amount of time they’re sentenced to probation. Typically, probation is ordered for one to three years, but sometimes longer. Texas two types of probation: straight probation and deferred adjudication. Have you violated…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
  • Disfigurement Caused by a Personal Injury

    … to lessen the psychological effects of disfigurement, including reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and prosthesis. While these types of treatment options are usually considered elective in nature, you have every right to seek the compensation necessary to make you whole. Disfigurement can have serious effects on the victim. In the early stages…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • Long Term Effects of a Missouri Car Accident

    …Injured After a Car Crash in Missouri? You May Have a Long Road to Recovery. Here are some cold, hard facts: Automobile accidents in Missouri killed 870 people and injured 4,402 in 2015. Stunning stuff, right? It’s a safe bet, though, that those numbers don’t move you nearly as much as watching paramedics load someone into an ambulance at a crash…

    Bruning Legal- 15 readers -
  • 5 Things You Should Ask Your Oregon Divorce Attorney

    … with a history of anger or depression, or perhaps taking a more active role in parenting while you wait for trial. 3. How much will this divorce case cost me? You want to budget for the whole case, not just the first payment. Usually, Oregon family law attorneys take an initial retainer, but then require more payments later. Many people only…

    Brasier Law- 24 readers -
  • Dallas Zoloft® Birth Defect Lawyers

    … consultation by calling 1-877-405-4313. Zoloft® Has Been Shown to Cause Birth Defects Depression affects millions of Americans, some of whom end up needing to take medication for extended amounts of time. Pregnant women are at an increased risk of relapsing, so doctors sometimes prescribe drugs such as Zoloft®; an antidepressant medication which raises…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Legal Rights for Pregnant Workers under Federal Law

    … such as cervical insufficiency, anemia, sciatica, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or depression, that meets the ADA definition of “disability.” A condition meets the definition if it would, when left untreated, “substantially limit” one or more major life activities (e.g., lifting, standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, eating…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 18 readers -
  • Warning Signs of Child Abuse at Daycare

    …Do you know how to recognize the signs of daycare abuse? If you suspect a daycare worker of abusing your child, our daycare abuse attorneys may be able to help. For a free consultation, call 1-877-405-4313. Warning Signs of Daycare Child Abuse When you leave your child at a daycare center, the last thing you want is for them to be abused…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Car accident injuries can have long term effects

    … Studies indicate that one-third of those individuals involved in a nonfatal accident continue to have the above mentioned symptoms of emotional trauma a year after the accident including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and phobias.2 Recovering for the long term emotional and mental injuries after a car accident should be calculated…

    Bruning Legal- 39 readers -
  • Get Out From Under the Burden of Overwhelming Debt in 2016

    … Get Out From Under the Burden of Overwhelming Debt in 2016 Posted on Dec 30, 2015 By Bond & Botes, PC December 30, 2015 by Bond & Botes, PC This is the time of the year when we typically review what we have done in the past year and make plans for changes in the year before of us. Many of us will resolve to lose weight, quit smoking…

    Bond and Botes- 34 readers -
  • Nursing home abuse can be hard to spot

    … of elderly abuse. Abuse in nursing homes Injury or loss arises in nursing homes for a number of reasons including abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.4 Abuse is a prevalent issue as annually hundreds of thousands are effected by some form of abuse.5 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are six categories or types…

    Bruning Legal- 5 readers -
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    … which will come to ALL PEOPLE”. Notice GOOD NEWS—Not BAD news. And of GREAT JOY-not sadness and depression. And, to ALL PEOPLE-not just a select few. Why? Well, that answer in just a moment….. Thirdly, “For unto you (all mankind) is born this day a SAVIOR who is Christ, the Messiah, the Lord!” Note: The Angel did NOT say “For unto you is born…

    Bond and Botes- 29 readers -
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