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how are depression and negative symptoms different?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
- 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.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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