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When feelings of sadness or depressed mood symptoms are severe, persistent, and cause serious impairment in functioning, a clinical diagnosis of ______ should be considered.

major depressive disorder (MDD)


What is the mnemonic to remember the symptoms of depression?



What does SIG-E-CAPS stand for?

Sleep- too much or too little
Interest – decreased
Guilt – increased
Energy – decreased
Concentration – decreased
Appetite – decreased or increased
Psychomotor agitation/retardation
Suicidal ideation


A pt can be diagnosed with major depression if they have _____ criteria for at least _____.

5/9; 2 weeks


What are the questions of the PHQ-2?

Over the past 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following:
 “little interest or pleasure in doing things"
 "Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?"