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Is decreased mood another word for depression?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Possibly

"decreased mood" might be a way of describing depression.
A depressed mood might also be thought of as feeling sad or empty, down or blue. For people to be viewed as having a major depressive episode, however, they must have five or more (out of 9) symptoms during the same two-week period. In addition, your doctor will consider other factors in making a diagnosis of a depressive disorder.

In brief: Possibly

"decreased mood" might be a way of describing depression.
A depressed mood might also be thought of as feeling sad or empty, down or blue. For people to be viewed as having a major depressive episode, however, they must have five or more (out of 9) symptoms during the same two-week period. In addition, your doctor will consider other factors in making a diagnosis of a depressive disorder.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Dep.

Decreased mood or anhedonia is a symptom with many etiologies, from simple grief reaction to organic factors such as illicit substances or low thyroid function.
Clinical depression is constellation of signs & symptoms (mood, appetite, sleep changes, etc.) that cause much distress or interfere with daily functions.

In brief: Dep.

Decreased mood or anhedonia is a symptom with many etiologies, from simple grief reaction to organic factors such as illicit substances or low thyroid function.
Clinical depression is constellation of signs & symptoms (mood, appetite, sleep changes, etc.) that cause much distress or interfere with daily functions.
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