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Can depression count as a mental disorder and what exactly is it?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Depression

Yes. Diagnosis is by thorough evaluation & assessment thru good history intake & mental status examination.
Depression scales such as zung scale & others are used to confirm severity of the depression & to gauge progress in therapy.

In brief: Depression

Yes. Diagnosis is by thorough evaluation & assessment thru good history intake & mental status examination.
Depression scales such as zung scale & others are used to confirm severity of the depression & to gauge progress in therapy.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 2 general types

Generally there are two types of depression listed in the DSM5.
The first is dysthymia, which is a chronic type of depression that varies little in intensity, and major depression, which varies in intensity a great deal.

In brief: 2 general types

Generally there are two types of depression listed in the DSM5.
The first is dysthymia, which is a chronic type of depression that varies little in intensity, and major depression, which varies in intensity a great deal.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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