Benjamin C. Preisner, III
Columbia Southern University Definition Major depression is defined as a mood state that extends beyond the transient feeling of sadness. It is a medical condition that has far reaching effects on an individual's thoughts, behavior, mood, physical health and feelings (NAMI, 2013).
Major depressive disorder carries significant mortality and morbidity. It contributes to the figures of suicide and other adverse outcomes of medical illness, substance abuse and loss of valuable work time. It has been said that with appropriate treatment, up to 80% of individuals with major depressive disorder can have a significant reduction in the symptoms of the ...