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Unformatted text preview: mask dejection and other symptoms depression. a) Anhedonia See PPT for notes. This is a very common feature of depressed people. 3) Disturbances of Thinking Severe Major Depression can alter your thinking, not just your emotions. Depressed people only think of things that are congruent to their mood and little else. 4) Diagnosis Depression is more of a continuum, cant really rely on certain concrete criteria. There is no laboratory test for depression, clinical judgment is cheaper and more effective. 5) Even when treating depression, it is very difficult to dislodge it and get complete remission there exists a chronic mild depression still. 6) Anti-depressants Most of the research today is devoted to antidepressant medication (ie Prozac). Increase availability of serotonin and norepinepherine....
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- Spring '09