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Re: Melancholia

Posted by AndrewB on April 29, 2000, at 9:13:37

In reply to Re: Melancholia, posted by JohnL on April 29, 2000, at 5:15:16

There is a type of depression that is called melancholic depressioin. Its diagnostic criteria are as follows:

A. Either of the following:

1.Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure)
2.Inability to temporarily feel better in response to pleasurable stimuli

B. Three or more of the following:

1.Depressed mood distinctly different from sadness or grief
2.Depression worse in morning
3.Early morning awakening
4.Marked observed psychomotor agitation or retardation
5.Significant anorexia or weight loss
6.Excessive or inappropriate guilt




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