Continuation of Depression disorders

Continuation of Depression disorders

  • Mild depression
    • Symptoms of mild depression are identified by clinicians as those associated with normal grieving.
      • Affective: Anger, anxiety
      • Behavioral: Tearful, regression
      • Cognitive: Preoccupied with loss
      • Physiological: anorexia, insomnia
  • Moderate depression
    • Symptoms associated with dysthymic disorder
      • Affective: Helpless, powerless
      • Behavioral: Slowed physical movements, slumped posture, limited verbalization
      • Cognitive: Retarded thinking processes, difficulty
        with concentration
      • Physiological: Anorexia or overeating, sleep disturbance, headaches
  • Severe depression
    • Includes symptoms of major depressive disorder and bipolar depression
      • Affective: feelings of total despair, worthlessness,
        flat affect
      • Behavioral: psychomotor retardation, curled-up position, absence of communication
      • Cognitive: prevalent delusional thinking, with delusions of persecution and somatic delusions; confusion; suicidal thoughts
      • Physiological: a general slow-down of the entire body