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

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ICD 10 for Depression compared to DSM 5 for Depression What are the diagnostic criteria for depression?  In other words, what are the “official” depression symptoms?  There are two main diagnostic tools for depression: the ICD 10 for depression and the DSM-5 definition of depression. In North America the DSM-5 is…

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I’m Depressed for No Reason – Why Some People Feel Depressed

Some people feel, “I’m depressed for no reason,” and this is a confusing situation to be in and also often baffles friends and family.  However, clinical depression (major depressive disorder) does not require a reason in order to show up.  Depression needs no invitation to come to the party of…

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If you are in crisis, get help immediately!

I decided this was important enough to deserve its own page: If you are in a serious depression right now, and you think you might be a danger to yourself, please reach out for support.  Keep reaching out until you get proper help. I would suggest starting by calling your…

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