oa South African Family Practice - Depression and suicidal behaviour : review article



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2005;47(5) 61 Review Depression Depression afflicts people of all ages. It has a long historical past and has been described for centuries by poets, philosophers and physicians, and depicted in the works of some of the most creative artists. Depressive disorders are referred to as mood disorders because the predominant feature is a disturbance in mood. They are classified into major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, depressive disorder not otherwise specified, bipolar disorders I and II, cyclothymic disorder, bipolar disorder not otherwise specified, mood disorder due to a general medical condition, substance-induced mood disorder and mood disorder not ..


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