Major Depressive Disorder Quiz
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Major Depressive Disorder Quiz

Test your knowledge of major depressive disorder with this quiz. Explore the key symptoms and factors associated with major depression, including its prevalence in different genders.

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What is the typical duration of an untreated episode of depression?

A few weeks to months or even years

What percentage of people with depression will have a recurrence of depression?

50% to 60%

What percentage of people with depression will develop a chronic form of depression?

Approximately 20%

What is the gender difference in the incidence of major depression?

<p>Twice as common in women</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does the incidence of depression change with age in women?

<p>Decreases with age</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does the incidence of depression change with age in men?

<p>Increases with age</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who has the highest incidence of depression?

<p>Single and divorced people</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the rate of depression in prepubertal boys and girls?

<p>Equal</p> Signup and view all the answers

What percentage of people with severe depression have psychotic features?

<p>About 20%</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many symptoms of depression are required for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder?

<p>At least four</p> Signup and view all the answers

How long does an untreated episode of depression typically last?

<p>From a few weeks to months or even years</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the average duration of most episodes of depression?

<p>About 6 months</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a symptom of a major depressive episode?

<p>Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all activities</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key characteristic of the symptoms that represent a change from previous functioning in major depressive disorder?

<p>They cause clinically significant distress or impairment</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which exclusion applies to the occurrence of a major depressive episode?

<p>It does not apply if the episode is substance induced</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key characteristic of the symptoms that cause clinically significant distress or impairment in major depressive disorder?

<p>They are not merely self-reproach or guilt about being sick</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a symptom of a major depressive episode in children and adolescents?

<p>Irritable mood</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key characteristic of the symptoms that represent a major depressive episode?

<p>They are not better explained by a substance-induced effect</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key characteristic of the symptoms that represent a major depressive episode?

<p>They are not better explained by another medical condition</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key characteristic of the symptoms that represent a major depressive episode?

<p>They are not better explained by another medical condition</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key characteristic of the symptoms that represent a major depressive episode?

<p>They are present for at least 2 weeks</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key characteristic of the symptoms that represent a major depressive episode?

<p>They do not include excessive energy</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key characteristic of the symptoms that represent a major depressive episode?

<p>They are present for at least 2 weeks</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key characteristic of the symptoms that represent a major depressive episode?

<p>They are not better explained by another medical condition</p> Signup and view all the answers

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