Depression is defined. Are you depressed? Criteria for amajor depressive episode.
Are you depressed?
Criteria for a major depressive episode.
A person must exhibit either of the following almost daily for at least a two week period.
1. A persistent sad or depressed mood.
2. Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in usually pleasurable activities.
3. Plus at least any four of the following:
Source: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C., 1994
If this describes you, please seek professional help!
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