Clinical Characteristics of Depression

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What are the 4 categories for symptoms
Cognitive (thoughts), Behavioural, Physical, Emotional/Affective (feelings)
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Give three examples of cognitive symptoms
Low self-esteem, Feelings of guilt, Feeling worthless
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Give three examples of behavioural symptoms
Loss of appetite, Insomnia or hypersomnia, Decreased sexual activity
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Give three examples of physical symptoms
Weight loss or gain, Aches and pains, Loss of energy
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Give three examples of emotional/affective symptoms
Sadness, Irritability, Apathy
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Depression which is caused by an event or an environmental factor
Reactive depression
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Depression which starts from within and has no environmental cause
Endogenous depression
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Which are the two most important symptoms which have to be present to be diagnosed
A depressed mood most of the time nearly every day, Flattened affect - no interest or pleasure in activities
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How many out of the 9 symptoms must be present for a person to be diagnosed using the DSMIV?
5
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