Minor depressive disorder
The essential feature of minor depressive disorder includes one or more depressive episodes that mimic a major depressive episode in length, but fewer symptoms are present and there is less impairment than in major depression. A depressive episode must involve either a sad or depressed mood or loss of interest in almost all previously enjoyed activities.
Wiki Number: PW122
Diagnosis: Minor Depressive Disorder
Symptoms: 2 of 4 depression symptoms for 2 weeks:loss of interest, depressed mood; insomnia, weight loss, feel worthless, suicidal thoughts
Progression: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed., 2013 no longer includes this diagnosis.
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- Why Mental Illness Diagnoses Are Wrong: A Pilot Study on the Perspectives of the Publicby Yi-Sheng Chao on May 16, 2022
CONCLUSION: Our study found that mental illness diagnoses are wrong from the perspectives of the public because our participants did not agree with all the assumptions professionals make about mental illness diagnoses. Only a minority of our participants obtained correct answers to the calculations involved in mental illness diagnoses. In the literature, neither patients nor the public have been engaged in formulating the diagnostic criteria of mental illnesses.
- Sex differences in poly-victimization among youth experiencing homelessness prior to substance use treatmentby Graham T DiGuiseppi on May 15, 2022
CONCLUSION: High rates of lifetime victimization were found for YEH in substance use treatment, with rates generally higher among females. Trauma-informed interventions are needed to address complex victimization experiences and poor mental health among unstably housed youth in treatment.
- Unique and joint associations of polygenic risk for major depression and opioid use disorder with endogenous opioid system functionby Tiffany Love on May 11, 2022
Major depressive disorder (MDD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) are common, potentially fatal, polygenic disorders that are moderately heritable and often co-occur. We examined the unique and shared associations of polygenic risk scores (PRS) for these disorders with µ-opioid receptor (MOR) concentration and endogenous opioid response during a stressful stimulus. Participants were 144 healthy European-ancestry (EA) subjects (88 females) who underwent MOR quantification scans with...
- Mental health of unaccompanied refugee minors in Greece living "in limbo"by Ioanna Giannopoulou on April 27, 2022
The closure of the Balkan migration route in 2016, had implications for unaccompanied refugee minors (URMs), given that the vast majority, who perceived Greece as "stopover" for their desired final destination, were forced to remain in the country for an indeterminate period of time. This created for URMs a challenging situation of living "in limbo" uncertain about their future awaiting for a long time the outcome of their asylum application. This cross-sectional study aimed to explore the...