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Major Depression Two solid weeks or more within the past month of… Either… 1. Feeling sad, depressed, or down for most of the day** 2. A loss of interest or pleasure in things you usually enjoy** These first two symptoms are the ‘gateway’ symptoms of major depression….if you don’t have one and/or the other, then you do not receive the diagnosis. 3. Accompanied by 5 or more of the following, occurring nearly every day/night: Increased/decreased appetite leading to gain/loss of weight Change in sleeping patterns Change in rate of moving or speaking Fatigue or loss of energy Feelings of worthlessness/inappropriate guilt Trouble concentrating or making everyday decisions Recurrent thoughts of death or recurrent wishes to kill oneself Rule out substance use, physical illness, bereavement. Mania (1 solid week)/Hypomania (4 solid days) One solid week or more within the past month of… Feeling abnormally and persistently elevated or irritable mood, such that other people thought you were not yourself.
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Unformatted text preview: Feeling so irritable that you found yourself shouting at people you didnt know or starting fights or arguments? Accompanied by Decreased need for sleep Started but didnt finish many projects Engaged in risky behaviors (drunk or careless driving, substance use, shopping sprees, risky sexual behaviors, or other uncharacteristic risk- taking) Much more talkative than usual Racing thoughts Extreme distractability Extremely self confident Dysthymic Disorder Two solid years or longer of depressed mood, Accompanied by at least two of the following Increased/decreased appetite leading to gain/loss of weight Change in sleeping patterns Fatigue or loss of energy Feelings of hopelessness Trouble concentrating or making everyday decisions There cannot have been a period of as long as two months during which you felt like your normal self. Less severe, longer lasting than major depression negative or cynical personality....
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