oa South African Family Practice - Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice : part 12 : lifestyle and depression : CPD

Volume 52, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



This article forms part 12 of the series on the role of lifestyle modification in general practice with specific reference to patients with depression. "Depression" is a term often used to describe an entire spectrum of mental health problems, ranging from dysphoria of mood (feeling down), to a clinical disorder such as a major depressive disorder (MDD). MDD is characterised by periods of depressed mood and / or loss of interest or pleasure that lasts at least two weeks.

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