Constant and persistent
of deep sadness and hopelessness.
It affects about 5% of Western populations.
, despite the continuing investigations.
It is assumed that as
and environmental factors, mediated by complex and subtle alterations in substances that regulate the
Signs and symptoms.
Reduced interest in what goes on around them.
Lack of personal hygiene, desaliño in dress.
loss or gain without dieting.
Loss or increased appetite.
, typically awakening early, or sleep
Inability to concentrate or difficulty making decisions.
Thoughts of suicide.
Failures at work or in personal relationships or marriage.
personality, rigid, perfectionist or independent.
Lack of emotion or anger.
Death or loss of
Changes in work or destination.
Surgery, such as
Life stages, such as the onset of maturity.
Medications such as benzodiazepines, beta - adrenergic blockers or reserpine.
of the pancreas or hormonal abnormalities.
members to take on the
Diagnosis and Treatment.
The diagnosis is made by clinical interview, supported by
Psychotherapy combined with medication.
for cases of mania associated.
Anxiolytic medication (anti - anxiety)
Sedatives to prevent
Hospitalization in severe cases.
The electroshock in severe cases can save lives.
Strenuous exercise and balanced diet.
Being attentive to the warnings made by the patient, can be certain (that is not true when patients notice of their intention to commit suicide indicating that they will not seriously)
Psychotic behavior or hallucinations.
Personality ridiculous or misconduct.
If treatment is started early and continues to be very strict
, you can send,
there are always risks of relapse.