How Diagnosis for Depression Is Made, Symptoms and Facts

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Painting of a Depressed Man, holding his hands to his face.Clinical depression (also called major-depressive disorder or unipolar depression) is a common psychiatric disorder, characterized by a pervasive low mood, loss of interest in usual activities and diminished ability to experience pleasure. Here are some fact on how diagnosis for depression is made, symptoms of depression and facts on depression.

How diagnosis for depression is made?

There are five factors used in diagnosing depression:

  • Negative mood– sorrow, feel like to cry, worried about bad thing, worried or disappointed with about everything and not able decide.
  • Interpersonal problem – difficulties or problems interacting with people, anti social and often shutting off (social withdrawal).
  • “Ineffectiveness” – negative evaluation on oneself abilities.
  • Anhedonia – out of energy, unable to enjoy enjoyable experience, sleep problem, anorexia and self isolation.
  • Low self esteem – do not like own self, unloved sense and inclined to commit suicide.

Depression symptoms

  • Sorrow and quick to become irritated.
  • Lost interest to once favored activity.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Difficulty to sleep or oversleeping.
  • Slowed movement.
  • Fatigue and lacking of energy.
  • Guilt feeling.
  • Difficulty to give attention.
  • Often thinking of death or committing suicide.

Some facts about Depression

  • Around 10 percent of youths experience depression.
  • Depression is more inclined to happen among female students and those who were born in the family with many members.
  • Melancholy students often thinking of committing suicide.
  • Majority of depressed students in actual are brilliant and talented students.
  • Majority of depressed students are not understood by surrounding community causing them not to receive the right treatment.
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