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Major depressive disorder

This PrimeView highlights the diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder, a psychiatric condition that is characterized by persistent depressed mood, diminished interests, impaired cognitive function and vegetative symptoms.

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Major depressive disorder. Nat Rev Dis Primers 2, 16066 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrdp.2016.66

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