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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0011570

NCI Thesaurus Code: C2982  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction

NCIt Definition: A melancholy feeling of sadness and despair.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Sadness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Change in weight
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Energy loss
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, environmental, psychological, and biochemical factors. Depression usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30, and is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for depression, including antidepressants and talk therapy. Most people do best by using both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

CTCAE Definition: A disorder characterized by melancholic feelings of grief or unhappiness.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A mental condition marked by ongoing feelings of sadness, despair, loss of energy, and difficulty dealing with normal daily life. Other symptoms of depression include feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness, loss of pleasure in activities, changes in eating or sleeping habits, and thoughts of death or suicide. Depression can affect anyone, and can be successfully treated. Depression affects 15-25% of cancer patients.

CSP Definition: unpleasant, but not necessarily irrational or pathological, mood state characterized by sadness, despair, or discouragement; "the blues"; may also involve low self-esteem, social withdrawal, and somatic symptoms such as eating and sleep disturbance.

MSH Definition: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
DEPRESSED STATE
depression (disease)
depression (emotion)
DEPRESSION MENTAL
Depression NOS
DEPRESSION PSYCHIC
Depressions
DEPRESSION
Depressive state NOS
Depressive state
Mental Depression
Monopolar depression NOS
monopolar depression

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C2982 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
AN human & animal; /drug ther: consider also ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS; do not confuse this or X ref (depression of "moderate intensity") with DEPRESSIVE DISORDER ("prominent & relatively persistent" depression): psychiatrists differentiate on basis of degree MSH
AQL BL CF CI CL CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH SU TH UR VI MSH
Contributing_Source CTCAE NCI
Contributing_Source CTRP NCI
Contributing_Source FDA NCI
DATE_CREATED 10/22/1998 MEDLINEPLUS
DATE_LAST_MODIFIED 2009-07-23 PDQ
DC 1 MSH
DID 2483-2785 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
FDA_Table Patient Code (Appendix B) NCI
FX D000928 MSH
MDA 19990101 MSH
MMR 20020703 MSH
MN F01.145.126.350 MSH
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/depression.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Arabic https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Arabic MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Bosnian https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Bosnian MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Simplified https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Chinese - Simplified MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Traditional https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Chinese - Traditional MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL French https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#French MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Hindi https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Hindi MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Japanese https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Japanese MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Korean https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Korean MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Portuguese https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Portuguese MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Russian https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Russian MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Somali https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Somali MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/depression.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Tagalog https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Tagalog MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Ukrainian https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Ukrainian MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Vietnamese https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/depression.html#Vietnamese MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NCI_THESAURUS_CODE C2982 PDQ
ORIG_STY Secondary related condition PDQ
PID 5992 PDQ
PRIMARY_PATH 10012378$10012401$10012375$10037175$Depression$Depressive disorders$Depressed mood disorders and disturbances$Psychiatric disorders MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10037175 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
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SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 12.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT A MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 4 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 5 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 12.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 2 MDR
SMQ_TERM_STATUS A MDR
SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT 0 MDR
TERMUI T011484 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH

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