Major depressive disorder

Major depressive disorder: access the latest research

For psychiatrists and clinicians seeking the latest information on major depression or major depressive disorder (MDD), offers a rich collection of evidence-based, peer-reviewed articles and research.

On, you’ll find comprehensive access to reports, studies, original research, and analyses on criteria for major depressive disorder, treating a major depressive episode, diagnosing unipolar major depressive disorder, and research on major depressive disorder medications. also offers a broad array of CME activities through the CME Institute ( of Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc., where you can earn CME credits with print, live, and online activities on major depressive disorder and a wide range of other mental and neurologic illnesses. The CME Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM continuing medical education for physicians.

To gain access to all the resources available on, simply register for free or subscribe today.

Peer-reviewed articles. Evidence-based research.

You’ll find a wealth of data and research on major depressive disorder on Material on the website is published from two sources: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (JCP) and The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders (PCC).

Content on includes:

  • Peer-reviewed research on a broad variety of topics in mental health
  • Brief reports, commentaries, case reports, original research, and Academic Highlights
  • Meta-analyses that synthesize the findings of individual studies
  • Evidence-based psychopharmacology reports that examine psychiatric subjects through the lens of clinical experience

Research on major depressive disorder includes materials such as:

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Find CME activities on major depressive disorder

You’ll find a broad assortment of more than 150 CME activities on provided by the CME Institute, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. You’ll also have access to a free online tool, MyCME, that keeps a record of your CME participation on the website. With MyCME, you may start an activity at any time and return to complete it later at your convenience. You may also complete posttests and evaluations and print transcripts and certificates of CME credits you’ve earned on

CME activities around major depressive disorder on include titles such as:

FAQs on major depressive disorder research

You’ll find a wide range of articles, features, case reports, commentaries, brief reports, Academic Highlights, meta-analyses, and other reports on Many resources – including CME activities provided by the CME Institute ( – are available with a free registration. For full access to all content related to major depressive disorder on, you’ll need to subscribe to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Information on subscriptions is available on the JCP subscription page. You may purchase a print/online subscription or an online-only subscription.

Most CME activities on and are free of charge. For certain activities, there may be a $10 processing fee.

When you register on or, a free MyCME account will be automatically created for you. Through MyCME, you can keep track of participation in CME activities, begin an activity at any time and return to finish it later, and print certificates and transcripts once you have passed a posttest and completed an evaluation.

Subscribe to JCP for full access to major depressive disorder research

For complete access to all content concerning major depressive disorder on, simply subscribe to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. With your subscription, you can search for and view the full text of articles from 1997 to the present, and you’ll have access to new issues of the journal as soon as they are released. You’ll also have access to online-first and online-only articles published weekly, and to all the other free benefits offered on

Register for benefits and Elerts

If you’re not ready to choose a subscription to JCP, you may still take advantage of the resources available on by registering for free on the website. As a registered user, you can access certain free articles and supplements to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry along with the full text of all articles that appear in The Primary Care Companion. Additionally, you can participate in more than 150 CME activities on major depressive disorder and many other mental and CNS disorders, tracking your progress with MyCME, a free online tool.

Your registration also enables you to sign up for email alerts, or Elerts, that let you know whenever new articles, features, or case reports on major depressive disorder and other illnesses are published on the website. Elerts also alert you to new CME activities and provide the table of contents for upcoming issues of JCP and PCC.


A digital property of Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc., provides access to the latest research on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of behavioral health and neuropsychiatric disorders. Material on is gathered from three sources: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, and the CME Institute at

In addition to research on major depressive disorder, or major depression, publishes peer-reviewed, evidence-based research on a broad array of topics, including bipolar disorder treatmentcharacteristics of ADHD and ADD in children; treatment for all stages of dementia; diagnosis of catatonic schizophrenia; research in family psychiatry; and many other forms of psychiatry information.

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