Major depressive disorder. Psychopathology, medical management and dental implications.

@article{Friedlander2001MajorDD,
  title={Major depressive disorder. Psychopathology, medical management and dental implications.},
  author={Arthur H. Friedlander and Michael E. Mahler},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={132 5},
  pages={
          629-38
        }
}
BACKGROUND Major depressive disorder, or MDD, is a psychiatric illness in which mood, thoughts and behavioral patterns are impaired for long periods. The illness distresses the person and impairs his or her social functioning and quality of life. MDD is characterized by marked sadness or a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities, and is accompanied by weight change, sleep disturbance, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, physical impairment and a high suicide rate. In 2000, the World… CONTINUE READING

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