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What does MD stand for?

MD stands for Major Depression

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Given that approximately 40% of all pregnancies are unplanned, the risk of perinatal episodes of mania, hypomania, psychotic depression, and nonpsychotic major depression should be discussed with all women of childbearing age who have mood disorders, even those who are not planning a pregnancy, said Dr.
Washington, October 26 ( ANI ): Vulnerability to major depression is determined by how satisfied we are with our lives - and this relationship can be largely attributed to genes, researchers have suggested.
A greater prevalence of both depressive symptoms and diagnosable major depression has been noted in females as compared to males (Silberg, Pickles, Rutter, Hewitt, Simonoff, Maes, 1999).
OTTAWA -- As many Canadians suffer from major depression as from other leading chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or a thyroid problem, says a report recently released from the Canadian Community Health Survey.
The most recent manual requires that at least five of nine key symptoms--depressed mood, decreased interest in activities, significant weight loss or gain, disturbed sleep patterns, physical agitation or lethargy, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, decreased ability to concentrate or make decisions, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide--be present for at least two weeks for major depression to be diagnosed.
In an analysis of data from 3,242 men and 3,849 women between the ages of 17 and 39, men with major depression or a history of previous major depression had elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) after adjustment for age, African American race, body mass index, blood lipid levels, diabetes, systolic blood pressure, tobacco smoking, and alcohol intake, compared with men with no history of major depression.