symptoms of a major depressive episode or dysthymic disorder that are different from the diagnostic criteria. They may comprise improvement in mood in response to positive events, weight gain, hypersomnia, heavy feelings in the limbs, and increasing sensitivity to interpersonal rejection.

ATYPICAL FEATURES: "A person suffering from depression with atypical features was happy when positive mood occurred, instead of remaining sad."
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