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Essay: Genetic epidemiology of major depression

Sample Essay Sullivan. (2000). Genetic epidemiology of major depression: review and meta-analysis. Am J Psychiatry , 157, 1552-62. This is a meta-analysis of different family studies, adoption studies and twin studies conducted so far. Five family studies and five twin studies met the inclusion criteria and were included...
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Essay: The epidemiology of major depressive disorder

Sample Essay RC, K. (2003). The epidemiology of major depressive disorder: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. JAMA , 289, 3095-105. This study shows results from a national survey conducted from February 2001 to December 2002 in 48 different states of America. This is an important survey...
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Essay: Elevated monoamine oxidase A levels in the brain

Sample Essay Meyer. (2006). Elevated monoamine oxidase A levels in the brain: an explanation for the monoamine imbalance of major depression. Arch Gen Psychiatry , 63, 1209-16. The monoamine theory was developed long ago to explain the etiology of depression but scarce evidence occurs regarding how the loss...
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Essay: Depression after coronary artery bypass surgery

Sample Essay Connerney, I. Relation between depression after coronary artery bypass surgery and 12-month outcome: a prospective study. The Lancet , 358, 1766-1771. Many studies exist which have found an association between depression and cardiac events and mortality related to them. But, it is also important to find...
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Essay: Depression and the Course of Coronary Artery Disease

Sample Essay Alexander. (1998). Depression and the Course of Coronary Artery Disease. Am J Psychiatry , 155, 4-11. This articles reviews the literature which exists on depression and coronary artery disease. This article highlights how a relationship between depression and cardiac mortality has been strengthened over time with...
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Essay: Depression and cortisol responses to psychological stress

Sample Essay Burke. (2005). Depression and cortisol responses to psychological stress: a meta-analysis. Psychoneuroendocrinology , 30, 846-56. It has been thought that altered cortisol responses are related to depression and its severity. Thus, this meta-analysis reviewed seven studies to find a relationship between depression and cortisol levels in...
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Essay: Depression and Cardiac Mortality

Sample Essay Brenda. (2001). Depression and Cardiac Mortality. Arch Gen Psychiatry , 58, 221-227. This study aimed to study the effects of depression on cardiac events and mortality associated with it. This prospective study was conducted on 2847 participants and the total duration of follow up was four...
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Essay: Depressed adolescents grown up

Sample Essay Weissman. (1999). Depressed adolescents grown up. JAMA , 281, 1701-13. It is important to know whether major depression in adolescents affects their life later on in adulthood or not. This study was aimed to find an answer to this question. It is a prospective, case control...
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Essay: What is Dysthymia

Sample Essay Dysthymia is a milder form of depression. The symptoms are mild and chronic and persist for years before the patient actually seeks any medical advice. For the diagnosis of dysthymia, the symptoms of depression should be present for more than two years.
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