Flashcards in Psychiatry Deck (6)
Pattern of observable behaviours. Variable over time – in response to changing emotional state(like the weather)
Pervasive sustained emotions. Colours perception of world (like the climate)
Screening questions for depression
1. During the last month, have you felt down, depressed or hopeless?
2. During the last month, have you had little interest or pleasure in doing things you normally would?
Diagnostic criteria for depression?
3 core + 2 other sx of (DEAD SWAMP):
Mentation (concentration) decreased
Pychomotor agitation or retardation
Duration of sx to diagnose depression? Classification?
2 wk duration.
<5 sx = sub-threshold depressive symptoms
>5 + minor func. impairment = mild - moderate
Most sx on list, marked impact on ADL's +/- psychotic sx = severe