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major depressive episode

  • n  (psychiatry) a state of depression with all the classic symptoms (anhedonia and lethargy and sleep disturbance and despondency and morbid thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and sometimes attempted suicide) but with no known organic dysfunction
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  • Depressed People Process Personal Information Differently
    A new study has found that people experiencing a depressive episode process information about themselves differently than people who are not depressed. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers at the University of Liverpool scanned the brains of people in major depressive episodes and those who weren’t. The task subjects were given while in the […]
    Nov. 9, 2013 - Psych Central

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