major depressive episode

[DSM-IV] a period of two weeks or longer characterized by daily and day-long depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in virtually all activities; in children or adolescents the mood may be irritable. Also present is some combination of the following symptoms: altered appetite, weight, or sleep patterns, psychomotor agitation or retardation, diminished capacity for thinking, concentration, or decisiveness, lack of energy and fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, self-reproach, or inappropriate guilt, recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, and plans or attempts to commit suicide.

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