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A 38-year-old member asked:

How are depression and negative symptoms different?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
- sxs vs depression.: Negative symptoms occur with schizoprhenia and include social isolation, flattened affect, impaired ability to take care of one's self, etc. Depression is a mood disorder characterized by unhappy mood with impact on things such as sleep, appetite, mood, motivation levels.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between depression and "negative symptoms"?

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Some similarities: "negative symptoms" are some changes seen in patients with schizophrenia. An example is lack of motivation, lack of emotions, "mental confusion", lack of concentration, etc. Of course, similar symptoms can be seen in depression, but the origin of them and treatment are totally different.
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