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Unformatted text preview: following list: o Reduced concentration o Reduced self esteem o Ideas of guilt and worthlessness o Feelings of hopelessness regarding the future o Thoughts of self harm o Disturbed sleeps o Increased or decreased appetite A diagnosis of moderate depression requires at least 2 of the 3 core symptoms for at least 2 weeks and 3 from the above list. A diagnosis of severe depression requires all of the core symptoms for at least 2 weeks and 5 from the above list; however, depression with psychosis is always classified as severe. Clinical Features: Mood/affect Low mood, irritable or unreactive affect Biological Altered sleep, altered libido, altered appetite, altered weight Agitation/retardation Worse am Thought content Anxiety, guilt, worthlessness, suicide, mood congruent delusions...
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