MINOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

is a mental disorder which focusses on the mood of the patient not necessarily their characteristics or other behaviours. Symptoms must be present for at least 2 weeks before a positive diagnosis can be made, where symptoms can be- poor or increase appetite which can lead to either positive or negative weight gain/loss, insomnia or excessive sleep, psychomotor agitation, loss of energy with a feeling of general fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, reduced ability to concentrate and therefore a reduce capability in making decisions.

MINOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER: "Minor depressive disorders, opposed to manic depressive disorders typically display symptoms for 2 weeks and can include such behaviours- poor or increase appetite which can lead to either positive or negative weight gain/loss, insomnia or excessive sleep, psychomotor agitation, loss of energy with a feeling of general fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, reduced ability to concentrate and therefore a reduce capability in making decisions. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MINOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/minor-depressive-disorder/ (accessed June 18, 2019).
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