A 36-year-old member asked:
How could psychologists/psychiatrists tell the difference b/w depression and negative symptoms of psychosis?
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Dr. Daniel Sternberganswered
Clinical Psychology 51 years experience
Depression/psychosis: By doing a psychological and/or psychiatric assessment, which includes an interview of current symptoms and relevant past history.
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Dr. Daryl Tanskianswered
Specializes in Psychiatry
A lot of overlap: The two phenomenon can be difficult to distinguish. The presence of sadness and or hopeless would be consistent with depression.
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Last updated Jan 7, 2015
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