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

depression symptoms

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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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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