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Major depressive disorder

Major depressive disorder known as depression, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two weeks of low mood, present across most situations. It is accompanied by low self-esteem, loss of interest in enjoyable activities, low energy, pain without a clear cause. People may occasionally have false beliefs or see or hear things that others cannot; some people have periods of depression separated by years in which they are normal, while others nearly always have symptoms present. Major depressive disorder can negatively affect a person's personal life, work life, or education, as well as sleeping, eating habits, general health. About 2–8% of adults with major depression die by suicide, about 50% of people who die by suicide had depression or another mood disorder; the cause is believed to be a combination of genetic and psychological factors. Risk factors include a family history of the condition, major life changes, certain medications, chronic health problems, substance abuse. About 40% of the risk appears to be related to genetics.

The diagnosis of major depressive disorder is based on the person's reported experiences and a mental status examination. There is no laboratory test for major depression. Testing, may be done to rule out physical conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Major depression is more severe and lasts longer than sadness, a normal part of life; the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for depression among those over the age 12, while a prior Cochrane review found that the routine use of screening questionnaires has little effect on detection or treatment. People are treated with counseling and antidepressant medication. Medication appears to be effective, but the effect may only be significant in the most depressed, it is unclear. Types of counseling used include interpersonal therapy. If other measures are not effective, electroconvulsive therapy may be considered. Hospitalization may be necessary in cases with a risk of harm to self and may occur against a person's wishes.

Major depressive disorder affected 216 million people in 2015. The percentage of people who are affected at one point in their life varies from 7% in Japan to 21% in France. Lifetime rates are higher in the developed world compared to the developing world, it causes the second-most years lived after lower back pain. The most common time of onset is in a person's 30s. Females are affected about twice as as males; the American Psychiatric Association added "major depressive disorder" to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1980. It was a split of the previous depressive neurosis in the DSM-II, which encompassed the conditions now known as dysthymia and adjustment disorder with depressed mood; those or affected may be stigmatized. Major depression affects a person's family and personal relationships, work or school life and eating habits, general health, its impact on functioning and well-being has been compared to that of other chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes. A person having a major depressive episode exhibits a low mood, which pervades all aspects of life, an inability to experience pleasure in activities that were enjoyed.

Depressed people may be preoccupied with, or ruminate over and feelings of worthlessness, inappropriate guilt or regret, helplessness and self-hatred. In severe cases, depressed people may have symptoms of psychosis; these symptoms include delusions or, less hallucinations unpleasant. Other symptoms of depression include poor concentration and memory, withdrawal from social situations and activities, reduced sex drive and thoughts of death or suicide. Insomnia is common among the depressed. In the typical pattern, a person wakes early and cannot get back to sleep. Hypersomnia, or oversleeping, can happen; some antidepressants may cause insomnia due to their stimulating effect. A depressed person may report multiple physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, or digestive problems. Appetite decreases, with resulting weight loss, although increased appetite and weight gain occur. Family and friends may notice that the person's behavior is either lethargic. Older depressed people may have cognitive symptoms of recent onset, such as forgetfulness, a more noticeable slowing of movements.

Depression coexists with physical disorders common among the elderly, such as stroke, other cardiovascular diseases, Parkinson's disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Depressed children may display an irritable mood rather than a depressed one, show varying symptoms depending on age and situation. Most show a decline in academic performance, they may be described as clingy, dependent, or insecure. Diagnosis may be delayed or missed when symptoms are interpreted as "normal moodiness." Major depression co-occurs with other psychiatric problems. The 1990–92 National Comorbidity Survey reports that half of those with major depression have lifetime anxiety and its associated disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety symptoms can have a major impact on the course of a depressive illness, with delayed recovery, inc

Basque Country autonomous basketball team

The Basque Country autonomous basketball team is the basketball team of the Basque Country. The team is not affiliated to FIBA, so only plays friendly games. Basque Country played the Torneo de las Naciones, a tournament co-organized with Galicia and Catalonia, it was played from 2008 to 2010 and basques won the 2008 and 2009 editions. In summer 2011, Basque Country, coached by Pablo Laso, played three games at Argentina. One against the'B' team of, other with a team of players of Córdoba and a third game with the Argentina national basketball team. In this last game, where Argentina played with the team of the FIBA Americas Championship won Basque Country by a huge 92–28. In 2012 the team, coached again by Laso, played two games against Senegal. Basque Country won the first game by 86–74 and lost the second one by 66–82; this is the roster of the Basque Country team for the 2016 games against Venezuela. Torneo de las Naciones Basque Country national football team Historic data and 2013 rosters at Basque Federation website Basque Basketball Federation website

Joey Accaoui

Joey Accaoui is a former Lebanese-American professional basketball player who played in the Lebanese Basketball League from 2011 to 2015. He played his collegiate basketball at the University of Vermont. Accaoui attended St. Andrew High School where he led the team to two NEPSAC Class AA titles, scoring more than 1600 career points during his four years, while having his number retired. Accaoui was a two-time team captain, he was selected to the all-state team twice and was a McDonald’s All-American nominee. Accaoui attended the University of Vermont from 2008 to 2011, where he appeared in 126 games, scoring 845 points, while finishing second on the team in scoring during his senior year in 2010-11, averaging 11.3 points per game. He was a member of the Catamounts' 2010 NCAA Tournament squad. Upon graduation from Vermont, Accaoui signed with Sagesse in Lebanon, appearing in 26 games, finishing third on the team in scoring with 8.5 points per game and 2.8 assists as well, helping Sagesse to a fourth-place finish in the league.

On May 30, 2012, Accaoui signed a two-year deal with Anibal Zahle. Joey signed with Amchit in Lebanon as a Point Guard and averaging 11.0 pts per game with 64% Field Goals and 50% for 3 pts In 2015, Accaoui announced his retirement from professional basketball. 2008 America East Academic Honor Roll