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I have mix SAD, GAD and PMS depression. My psy. Diagnosed me with Anxiety Disorder NOS. Is the diagnosis appropriate? And why?

I have mix SAD, GAD and  PMS depression.  My psy. Diagnosed me with Anxiety Disorder NOS. Is the diagnosis appropriate? And why?

Discuss w/ psy: The term may not really matter and from what you say SAD+GAD+PMS combined w/ whatever else, it sounds like a reasonable choice. The NOS must be what you're wondering about. It merely means that it is not an 'exact' fit w/ the 'specified' categories availabe in the big book. Like your meal may not be on the menu - but is a combo of a la carte items. Why do you care? Is Tx helping? Talk about it. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with nos 2 depression what does that mean?

I was diagnosed  with nos 2 depression what does that mean?

NOS: Not otherwise specified (nos) is a category for a number of disorders in the dsm-iv-tr that do not meet criteria for another specific disorder. For example, depressive disorder nos does not meet criteria for major depressive disorder or dysthymia. Nos disorders are clinically significant and need treatment, often similar types of treatment as similar disorders. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between bipolar nos and psychosis depression?

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Is there a difference between bipolar nos and psychosis depression?

Bipilar: Nos is manic depression not otherwise specifies, meaning criteria do not fit bipolar diagnosis criteria. Depression with psychosis is major depression with psychotic features such as hallucinations. ...Read more

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1yrhemiplegic mgrns, bipolar psych event, anx nos, maj depress disorder. Still want 2 hide, mood swings, don't feel meds wrk. 600 sera/100 topa/20 cele?

1yrhemiplegic mgrns, bipolar psych event, anx nos, maj depress disorder. Still want 2 hide, mood swings, don't feel meds wrk. 600 sera/100 topa/20 cele?

Bipolar management: Treatment of mood disorders often entails trials of various medications often in combination. These disorders are often chronic disorders requiring continuous medication monitoring with dosage adjustments or changes. Non medication therapies may also be necessary. Discuss your concerns with your md and take an active role in the treatment process. Remind yourself your illness is treatable. ...Read more

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What is a major depressive disorder?

What is a major depressive disorder?

Major Depression: is a mood disorder lasting a minimum of two weeks. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy,v concentration, v memory & suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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What is recurrent depressive disorder?

What is recurrent depressive disorder?

Repeated Episodes: Recurrent depression is a term used to describe depression that occurs in repeated episoes, with improved or relatively normal functioning in-between episodes. These episodes need to last for at least 2 weeks to be consider a major depressive episode. ...Read more

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How do you get a major depressive disorder?

How do you get a major depressive disorder?

Not sure: Often a life changing event in a genetically susceptible p erson. ...Read more

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What exactly is a major depressive disorder ?

What exactly is a major depressive disorder ?

Low mood plus...: A constant low or sad mood (or inability to experience joy or pleasure) that last 2 weeks or more, along with several other symptoms such as poor sleep, appetite, or concentration; feelings of worthlessness or guilt; slowed thinking and movements; or suicidal feelings. Also, this is not caused by drugs, medical illness, or another psychiatric disorder such as schizophrenia or bipolar. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have bpd and depressive disorder?

Is it possible to have bpd and depressive disorder?

BPD: are you using BPD for Borderline Personality Disorder or Bipolar Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder & a depressive disorder can coexist. There are bipolar depressive episodes and unipolar depressive episodes. ...Read more

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What is a major depressive disorder and how is it treated?

What is a major depressive disorder and how is it treated?

Depression: Major depressive disorder is defined by a set of certain symptoms and behaviors listed in the dsm IV manual. If these symptoms are present for a periods of time, then a person may be diagnosed with major depression. It is generally treated with counseling, medication, or a combination of both. ...Read more

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Nos (Definition)

Not otherwise specified, as in diagnoses where there's symptoms of more than one disorder, for ...Read more


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