Depression Symptoms and Coping Mechanisms

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There’s always a reason for the cause of depression even though there might not be anything bothering you at the moment. There might’ve been something bothering in the past that you have forgotten about. A single thought might trigger those feelings that played a role with that forgotten thought. Basic categories of depression according to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) are Dysthymia, Major Depressive Disorder, Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood, and Secondary depression. There are two other depression classifications that aren’t listed under DSM-IV manual that practitioners often use. They are Endogenous (Chemical) Depression and Exogenous (External) Depression. The DSM-IV is confusing to the doctors as they try to figure out what classification the individual falls into. Which cand is causing them to wrongfully diagnosing them into the wrong depression classification.

Individuals who have five or more depression symptoms will be diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. Dysthymia Depression is a depression that usually last for about 2 yea...

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