Depression in adults

Depression in adults

BMJ Best Practice Podcast

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Depression can describe both a mood and an illness. Major depressive disorder is a clinical syndrome involving mood, neurovegetative functions, cognition, and behaviour. It affects 5% to 10% of patients in the primary care setting. Dean F. MacKinnon, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, gives us an overview of how to diagnose and manage depression in adults. For more on depression in adults, visit BMJ Best Practice: https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/55 - The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.
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Depression can describe both a mood and an illness. Major depressive disorder is a clinical syndrome involving mood, neurovegetative functions, cognition, and behaviour. It affects 5% to 10% of patients in the primary care setting. Dean F. MacKinnon, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, gives us an overview of how to diagnose and manage depression in adults. For more on depression in adults, visit BMJ Best Practice: https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/55 - The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.
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