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.


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Wiki Number: PW122
Diagnosis: Minor Depressive Disorder
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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.
Medications: antidepressants
Therapies: CBT


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