ICD-10 Depression Symptoms | DSM-5 Depression Symptoms | Comparison of DSM-5 and ICD-10 Depression Criteria

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What are the diagnostic criteria for depression?  In other words, what are the “official” depression symptoms?  There are two main diagnostic tools for depression.  One is extremely prevalent in North America and is called the DSM-5.  The other is international and is called the ICD-10.  (More on those below.)  Although the …

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How to deal with depression alone – Do I have depression? – Causes of depression

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How to deal with depression alone: Many people wonder how to deal with depression alone.  You might be suffering from severe depression or you might be asking yourself, “Do I have depression?” Knowing how to deal with severe depression is not something obvious.  Although you might want to know how …

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Effective Treatments for Depression: How to Cure Depression

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This article is called, “How to cure depression,” but I am going to tell you right away that the fact is that there is not one single, magical cure for all depression.  Anyone who tells you differently is either a liar or trying to sell you something.  Or both.  There …

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Does marijuana cause depression?

Does marijuana cause depression

Some people wonder, “does marijuana cause depression?”  I have yet to find a good, solid site with answers on this topic, so I thought I would delve in. Is marijuana a depressant? First, is marijuana a depressant?  Yes.  Marijuana is classified as a depressant drug.  However, what does that mean, …

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Is depression an emotion?

is depression an emotion?

Many people wonder, “Is depression an emotion, a disease, a state of mind, or something else entirely?”  The confusion comes up mostly because a lot of people use the word “depressed” to mean they feel sad or even very sad. Is depression an emotion?  No. The short answer is that …

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Depression questions: FAQ about depression

Some people are only too well aware of all the signs and symptoms of their depression.  However, if you have never been depressed before, you may not recognize the signs.  Someone recently asked, “Can you be depressed and not know it?”  Another person asked, “Is depression an emotion?”  This article will …

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