Minor depressive disorder
Minor depressive disorder, also known as minor depression, is a mood disorder that does not meet full criteria for major depressive disorder but in which at least two depressive symptoms are present for two weeks. It is listed in the fourth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) as an example of a Depressive Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
Minor depressive disorder can occur in a single episode or recurring episodes. In order for minor depressive disorder recurring episodes to be diagnosed, there must be at least a two-month period between episodes with no symptoms of major depressive disorder present. 
Despite the fact that minor depressive disorder is commonly diagnosed, the benefit of treatments for this disorder isn’t clear-cut, however, treatments are still available.  Minor depressive disorder may be treated with therapy or prescription antidepressants.[medical citation needed] Some common anti-depressants prescribed are; Anafranil, Asendin, Brintellix, Celexa, Emsam, Fetzima, Norpramin, Prozac, Sarafen and Zoloft. 
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