Depressive Personality Disorder

Depressive personality disorder (also known as melancholic personality disorder) is a psychiatric diagnosis that denotes a personality disorder with depressive features. Originally included in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-II, depressive personality disorder was removed from the DSM-III and DSM-III-R.


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Wiki Number: W059
Diagnosis: Depressive Personality Disorder
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Age Onset:
Brain Area: None listed.
Symptoms: 2 years: mood is usually joyless, low self-esteem, self-derogatory, pessimistic, guilty, remorseful, judgmental to others
Progression: pervasive negative pattern before, during, after depressive episodes; difficulty developing and maintaining relationships
Causes: None listed.
Medications: None listed.
Therapies: None listed.


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