Diagnostic Criteria of MDD

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Diagnostic Criteria of MDD

Before Diagnosing, carefully check:

  • You must experience a change in your previous functioning 
  • Symptoms must occur for a period of 2 or more weeks 
  • At least one symptom is either depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure 
  • In children, Depressive replace with irritable mood
  •  Unable to gain expected weight 
Diagnostic Criteria of MDD
Diagnostic Criteria of MDD

You must also experience 5 or more of the following symptoms in the 2-week period: 

  • The feeling of Hopeless, Empty or feeling sad, Guilt, Worthlessness 
  • Changes in
    • Weight (Without dieting) o Sleep (insomnia or hypersomnia)
    • Energy level (Low energy level)
    • Thinking pattern or concentration 
    • Feeling (Guilt or Worthlessness) Psychomotor agitation or retardation (restlessness)
  • Suicidal thoughts 
  • Disturbance in a 
  •  Job 
  • Social Interaction 
  • Other functioning areas
  • Never been manic or Hypomanic Episode


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