Talk:Major depressive disorder

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Major depressive disorder is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia community. Even so, if you can update or improve it, please do so.
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Semi-protected edit request on 22 June 2020Edit

Could someone update the global incidence/frequency (listed as reference 6)? There's not an edit option for me on this page , but I found the same source as previously used (updated for 2017). (talk) 13:22, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

  Done – Thanks for your contribution! — Tartan357  (Talk) 00:51, 23 June 2020 (UTC)


... section is getting stubby ... lots of short paragraphs and information that needs to be merged or possibly removed. I see student editing here. (Also found info chunked in to the lead that was nowhere in the body, so fixed that.) SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:50, 17 August 2020 (UTC)


This section looks also like it was chunked in as an afterthought. It duplicates some management information, which can be merged to Management or deleted, and the rest of it can go within the other sections as appropriate (prognosis or epidemiology?). SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:08, 17 August 2020 (UTC)


This section is not "terminology" and some of it looks undue; relevant content can be merged elsehwere. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:11, 17 August 2020 (UTC)


Out of whack, and looks like people are just chunking in random factoids here, rather than following WP:WIAFA. "There has been a continuing discussion of whether neurological disorders and mood disorders may be linked to creativity," has WHAT to do with stigma? The section is not very well written. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:13, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

Sigh....I'll compare current with featured version in the first instance for structure etc. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 23:25, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
That section dates right back to the FAC. I can see it there almost unchanged in December 2008. So I think I might be the guilty party on that one. :P - I do think we need to do something about the length of the article and updating etc. Am looking now.Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:20, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
If you are guilty, so am I;) SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:37, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

Emotional detachment revertedEdit

Hi, Wikimeedian. I have reverted this edit for several reasons. One of the most important is that you should become familiar with copying within Wikipedia to provide attribution required by Wikipedia's licensing.

The next is that MDD is a broad overview article that summarizes the most relevant concepts as mentioned in the most recent high-quality reviews, as required for a Featured article. I suspect that something can be said about emotional detachment in this article, if a proper source is found, but it is unlikely to warrant a full section and more than a sentence with a link. Also, emotional detachment is not necessarily as sign of MDD, as it is a factor in many conditions, so how and where to work in the term needs discussion. I can find no reviews within the last five years that mentioned emotional detachment as a factor of major depressive disorder, while PubMed does produce mention in conjunction with many other conditions. As far as I know, emotional detachment is not mentioned normally as a particular sign of MDD.

Please have a look at WP:MEDMOS to understand how Wikipedia medical articles are structured, and perhaps other editors (@Casliber, Eyoungstrom, and Iztwoz:) can help decide if emotional detachment warrants a sentence here somewhere.

A separate question is if major depressive disorder (and other conditions) should be mentioned at emotional detachment. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:46, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

Yes I'd agree with it not being here. Associated yes but not intrinsic enough to warrant a paragraph here. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:49, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
Seems that emotional detachment could be redirected to reduced affect display aka emotional blunting which is what is being referred to. ? --Iztwoz (talk) 08:31, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
There is no mention of emotional detachment or blunting in DSM5 listing of MDD.--Iztwoz (talk) 09:03, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Found a reference to this as emotional blunting on a site which mentions it as a side effect of medication in MDD; some argue it could be a feature of the disorder.[1]--Iztwoz (talk) 22:19, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
Not a great source for a featured article ... SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:54, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
That's why it wasn't used here - added some to Emotional detachment. --Iztwoz (talk) 07:29, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
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