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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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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