|Major Depressive Disorder|
Credits: 1.25 Post-Assessment Questions: 8
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 27 Oct 2021
Last Reviewed: 27 Oct 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 75 Minutes
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Major depressive disorder (MDD) has been ranked as the third cause of the burden of disease worldwide in 2008 by WHO, which has projected that this disease will rank first by 2030. It is diagnosed when an individual has a persistently low or depressed mood, anhedonia or decreased interest in pleasurable activities, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, lack of energy, poor concentration, appetite changes, psychomotor retardation or agitation, sleep disturbances, or suicidal thoughts. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of major depressive disorder which is one of the main causes of disability in the world and highlights the role of the interprofessional team.
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Authors: Navneet Bains
Editors: Sara Abdijadid
Editors-In-Chief: Sherry Gossman
Chief Medical Reviewer: Saad Nazir
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Bernadette Makar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Dorothy Caputo
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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