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2 3 Mental Health NEWSLETTER WELCOME Depression can be difficult, don’t go through it alone. Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, act and the way you think. (psychiatry.org) Other symptoms of depression include feeling worthless, lack of physical activity, difficulty thinking and thoughts of death and suicide. If you’re feeling sad, aren’t interested in the things you used to be or have trouble sleeping at night, continue reading to learn more about treatment options as well as resources that are available to you. We are here to help. DSM 5 C ODE Depression is listed in the DSM 5 under F32, which means that it is a recognized mental disorder. You need to have at least 5 symptoms present lasting at least 2 weeks in order to be diagnosed with depression under this code. (hamiltonhealth.com) COGNITIVE MODEL The cognitive model of psychology best fits depression as having negative cognitions and an all-or-nothing schemata contribute to a depressed mood.

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