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atypical depression AMenz

Posted by Elizabeth on May 31, 2001, at 20:57:14

In reply to Re: antiglucocorticoids in depression-Elizabeth, posted by AMenz on May 31, 2001, at 11:28:28

A depression is said to be "atypical" if the following criteria are met:

A. mood reactivity (can be cheered up by pleasant events), and

B. at least two of the following:

1. trait rejection sensitivity
2. hypersomnia or increased need for sleep
3. increased appetite or weight gain
4. extreme lethargy and feelings of heaviness in the limbs ("leaden paralysis")





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