Depression overview - Classification & Diagnosis + Issues with Diagnosis



What is depression?

·         An affective disorder, which is on a continuum.

·         Patients can have it to greater or lesser extent.

·         Depression is the most common form of mental disorder.

·         The most common symptoms include;-

-          Persistent low mood for more than two weeks and more than five of the following:

-          Reduced concentration.

-          Lack of self-esteem.

-          Pessimism.

-          Disturbed sleeping or eating patterns.

-          Sometimes there are ideas of self-harm.

-          Lack of interest.

-          Tiredness.


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