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Depressive Disorder, Major

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Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Scope Note: Disorder in which five (or more) of the following symptoms have been present during the same 2-week period and represent a change from previous functioning; at least one of the symptoms is either (1) depressed mood or (2) loss of interest or pleasure. Symptoms include: depressed mood most of the day, nearly every daily; markedly diminished interest or pleasure in activities most of the day, nearly every day; significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain; Insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day; psychomotor agitation or retardation nearly every day; fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day; feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt; diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day; or recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt. (DSM-5)

Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

17.5 Male, Married, 55-64 yrs, Involutional melancholia, September 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/16
Scope and Contents "This man had a nervous breakdown - one or two months ago. Unduly upset by his daughter's marriage, threatened suicide. Has been off work for 2-3 months. Has about 12 children, not all at home. One brother has had a breakdown. House fairly clean, overcrowded, inharmonious. Nurse says this man was always depressed, miserable and solitary, worked alone. Sergeant says they are all a bit dull and queer."
Relatives in survey: son 17.6, brother 26.95
Dates: Other: September 1946

17.9 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, Involutional melancholia, July 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/16
Scope and Contents "Leucotomised. Minister: lives with her father in law and husband, very talkative, but he thinks it is just her time of life. Smokes ++. Family clean and sensible, very hardworking. Harmonious, not overcrowded. Nurse: [Patient] is now much worse, has a pain in the left arm and leg, a weakness all down the left side. Quarrelsome and tells lies, won't stay at home."Notes from visit: Home Conditions - It is a roomy and solid farmhouse - quite prosperous looking. She showed me the...
Dates: Other: July 1946

3.20 Female, Married, 55-64 yrs, Involutional melancholia, June 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/3
Scope and Contents "In CR 1938. Involutional melancholia. Said to have been due to worry about alterations to the large house they had just bought. Some obsessive features. Father died from shock. Mother died from heart. 3 sisters, well, one brother killed in the last war. Husband a lawyer. Excellent living conditions, happy family life. [Female teacher] says she is very highly thought of, takes things easily and has kept very well. " A fine brain"."
Dates: Other: June 1947

35.2 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, Involutional melancholia, June 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/34
Scope and Contents "Admitted to CRI with involutional melancholia with paranoid features. Had a breakdown during a pregnancy precipitated by death of child from blood-poisoning. House fairly clean. Minster syas she had no spirit or intelligence."
Dates: Other: June 1947

4.37 Female, Single, 35-44 yrs, Melancholia, July 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/4
Scope and Contents "In CR - melancholia. She is said to be all right now, living at home on the farm. The family are said to be all flighty but decent. Living conditions good, clean. Quarelling, all have tempers. Minister says this one is all right now, working as a domestic. Left a suicide note 11 years ago at time of breakdown. Dr - brother who committed suicide was definitely queer."
mother 4.39; sister 4.38
Dates: Other: July 1946

4.83 Female, Widowed, 45-54 yrs, Melancholia, September 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/4
Scope and Contents "Occupation: House duties. Rate aided patient. Diagnosis: Melancholia. Patient came back home from Lochmaben Sanatorium just after Xmas. She then said she had never suffered from TB and she had contracted it while there. This became an obsession with her, so much so that she could talk about nothing else. She wold not stay at home nd look after her two children. The latter had to fend for themselves. She has been a source of annoyance to the neighbours wandering about, knocking at their doors...
Dates: Other: September 1946

5.37 Female, 45-54 yrs, Involutional melancholia, February 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/5
Scope and Contents This woman was ad. to C.R. under certificate. Diagnosis INVOLUTIONAL MELANCHOLIA. Discharged recovered. Father committed suicide? Nurse thinks she is all right, but very religious. P.C.confirms that she is normal. House clean, not over-crowded. 3 rooms. No. P.A. Nurse confirms - she is quite bright just now. Dr. very decent family.
Dates: Other: February 1946

6.15 Male, Single, 55-64yrs, Involutional Melancholia, May 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/6
Scope and Contents "In CR - involutional melancholia. Has always been of a neurotic disposition. Batchelor, lives alone but sometimes has a housekeeper. Always very smart - dresses like a business man. [Female informant] - shy and nervous."
Dates: Other: May 1947

6.48 Female, Married, 55-64yrs, Involutional melancholia, May 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/6
Scope and Contents "Suffers from melancholia, should have been in CRI. Husband threw up his job to look after her. Decent people, good living conditions. [Male informant] says husband is queer, given to grousing, never satsified, greedy about money. retired on a pension, then went to work, not working now. Very dapper type."
Dates: Other: May 1947

7.39 Female, Single, Over 65 yrs, Involutional melancholia, June 1947

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/7
Scope and Contents "Private patient. Obligant is brother. Principal Cause - heredity. Diagnosis - Melancholia. Onset of symptoms - 1941? Two maternal uncles committed suicide, ? alcoholism. Patient's brother was in CRI. Patient is one of a family of five. One sister died at 21 or 22 years, ? brain abscess. Love affair said to be possible cause. Patient is the eldest of the family. Patient never had employment."
Dates: June 1947