Fast Five Quiz: Are You Familiar With Stress-Related Medical Conditions?

Richard H. Sinert, DO

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August 28, 2015

Among the criteria for a major depressive disorder, at least five of the following symptoms have to have been present during the same 2-week period (and at least one of the symptoms must be diminished interest/pleasure or depressed mood):

  • Depressed mood: For children and adolescents, this can also be an irritable mood

  • Diminished interest or loss of pleasure in almost all activities (anhedonia)

  • Significant weight change or appetite disturbance: For children, this can be failure to achieve expected weight gain

  • Sleep disturbance (insomnia or hypersomnia)

  • Psychomotor agitation or retardation

  • Fatigue or loss of energy

  • Feelings of worthlessness

  • Diminished ability to think or concentrate; indecisiveness

  • Recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or specific plan for committing suicide

For more on depression, read here.

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