Category: Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the United States. It affects approximately 1 in 10 people and is more common in women than men. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that depression costs the country $106 billion per year.

There are many treatments available for depression, but they all have their own set of risks and benefits. One of the most effective treatments is serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are prescribed to people with major depressive disorder (MDD). SSRIs can improve mood and may be helpful for specific symptoms such as fatigue, mania, and anxiety. However, they have a high potential for side effects, including an increased risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

  • New Diagnostic Tool for Depression ICD10

    New Diagnostic Tool for Depression ICD10

    Depression ICD10 is the world’s most commonly used mental health classification system. It categorizes symptoms into eight main categories, including depression.  However, there is still much to learn about depression and its treatments. One new diagnostic tool that may be of help is the ICD-10 Depression Rating Scale (DRS).  It created the DRS to help…

  • Disorders of Depression: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    Disorders of Depression: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    Disorders of Depression: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is the most severe form of depression. It is characterized by extreme sadness, hopelessness, low self-esteem, and overwhelming guilt. Symptoms generally last for more than a year before being controlled by medications or therapy.  There are two general types of depression: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Depression Spectrum Disorders…