depressive depressive  /dɪ ˈprɛ sɪv/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone suffering psychological depression

Usage(s):

  1. The sun, the earth's own star, is mildly manic-depressive, passing from quiet to excitement on a roughly eleven-year cycle.
  2. Elvis, despite his tremendous success, is generally believed to have been a depressive, even, it has been suggested, manic-depressive, or bipolar.
  3. Manic-depressive illness, or psychosis, is one of the most common and clearly defined, yet one of the most baffling of emotional disorders.

News

  1. Postmenopausal Depression & Weight Gain Linked to Chronic Disease

    Researchers have made a connection between postmenopausal women who use antidepressant medication and suffer from depression, a large waist circumference, and inflammation with an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In the study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers investigated whether elevated depressive ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  2. Cognitive behavior therapy or drugs for patients with depression? A brain scan could tell

    A biomarker could cut the trial-and-error of finding a patient's best therapy. A brain scan could one day help doctors prescribe the best treatment to patients with major depressive disorder. In JAMA Psychiatry on Wednesday, researchers describe how a PET scan can reveal whether a patient will respond better to drugs or cognitive behavior therapy. [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  3. Brain Scans Predict Treatment Outcome in Depression Patients

    A biomarker could cut the trial-and-error of finding a patient’s best therapy. A brain scan could one day help doctors prescribe the best treatment to patients with major depressive disorder. In JAMA Psychiatry on Wednesday , researchers describe how a PET scan can reveal whether a patient will respond better to drugs or cognitive behavior therapy. This could have a “significant health and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Technology Review

Quotes

  1. As if those weren't enough personal issues for one founding father, Giamatti adds that Adams was "neurotic and he was depressive. And he was a hypochondriac. He would have complete collapses, and it was never entirely clear what was wrong with him."
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Paul Giamatti Source: 680 News

  2. "Markets are manic depressive, and they're really in a depressed state right now," said Alan Blinder, a former Fed vice chairman, now a Princeton University economics professor. "I thought for at least one day, wrongly, that this (rate cut)...
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Alan Blinder Source: The Miami Herald

  3. "I had really good highs but some very low lows," Gibson said. "I found out recently I'm manic depressive."
    on May 14, 2008 By: Mel Gibson Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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