Depression - Issues of realibility and validity

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What is depression?
Serious impairment of mental functioning.
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What arethe three types of depression?
Major depressive disorder, Bipolar and Unipolar.
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How many patients have double depression?
25%, an example of this can be having major depressive disorder and bipolar co-occuring together.
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What are the two classification system?
DSM-IV and ICD 10.
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ICD 10
This is the European system.
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DSM-IV
This is the American classification system, used worldwide and is the official classification system for the diagnosis of depression.
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What are the symptom criteria's for depression needed by the DSM-IV?
1) Loss of interest, 2) Depressed mood, 3) Lack of concentration, 4) Worthlessness/Guilt, 5) Suicial, 6) Fatigue, 7) Insomnia/Hypersomnia, 8) Appetite increase/decrease.
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Which are the two main symptoms?
1) Loss of interest 2) Depressed mood must be present in order for diagnosis of depression to commence and be considered.
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How long to the symptoms need to be present for?
2 weeks.
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