Below you can read about the different classifications of depression.

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 Major Depressive Episode – Of the following symptoms, five must have been present during a 2-week period: depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day; markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly everyday; significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain, or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day; insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day; psycho-motor agitation or retardation nearly every day; fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day; feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day; diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day; recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a specific plan or committing suicide. The symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode – A presence of a single Major Depressive Episode not better accounted for by a delusional, or psychotic disorder and there has never been a Manic Episode.

Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent – To be considered separate episodes, there must be an interval of at least 2 consecutive months in which criteria are not met for a Major Depressive Episode. The presence of two or more Major Depressive Episodes.


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