Differential diagnoses of depression

Depression, one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders, is being diagnosed in increasing numbers in various segments of the population worldwide.wikipedia
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Such considerations include screenings for communicable diseases, vaccinations, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression.

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Being of lower SES also tends to increase societal pressures, which can lead to higher rates of depression and chronic stress and, in turn, negatively impact health.

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In 1959, he suggested a link between depression and monoamine deficiency in the brain, which led to the development of antidepressants.


The cause of death is also an important variable to consider in the collection of human brain samples for the purposes of neurogenomics research. For example, brain samples of individuals with clinical depression are often collected after suicide. Certain conditions of death, such as drug overdose or self-inflicted gunshot, will alter the expression of the brain.

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Mental: people who showed signs or history of mental illness and intellectual disability. These included "feeblemindedness", "imbecility", depression, and other illnesses that stemmed from the brain such as epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

Cognitive restructuring

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Cognitive restructuring has been used to help individuals experiencing a variety of psychiatric conditions, including depression, substance abuse disorders, anxiety disorders collectively, bulimia, social phobia, borderline personality disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and problem gambling.

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She spirals into depression and in her angst she actually gets impregnated by the same man she sent to prison, Monster.

Arbitrary inference

In cases of depression, Beck found that individuals may be more prone to cognitive distortions, and make arbitrary inferences more often.

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The developer of the game, Will O'Neill, also developed Actual Sunlight, an "unflinching" exploration of depression.

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This leaves the refugees vulnerable to mental health disorders including PTSD and depression, vaccine-preventable disease, skin disease such as Impetigo, Scabies and Cellulitis, Tuberculosis, snake and insect bite, malaria and they may also be exposed to violence and sexual abuse.

Terminal illness

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Terminal illness can also lend patients to become more prone to psychological illness such as depression and anxiety disorders.

Emotional dysregulation

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Emotional dysregulation is also found in people who are at increased risk to develop a mental disorder, in particular an affective disorder such as depression or bipolar disorder.

North Korean defectors

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Depression and somatization are two of the conventional forms of PTSD, both of which are diagnosed among North Korean defectors with females having larger statistic numbers of the disorder diagnoses.

Occupational injury

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In addition to age, other personal risk factors for injury include obesity particularly its associated risk with back injury, and depression.


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Societally-mediated complications such as financial hardship and depression are among the more common results.

Porter Robinson

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Robinson has stated that he did not release or produce any new music in 2015 due to suffering from depression.

Major depressive episode

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Depression (differential diagnoses)


There are many psychiatric and medical conditions that may mimic some or all of the symptoms of depression or may occur comorbid to it.

Differential diagnosis

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A disorder either psychiatric or medical that shares symptoms and characteristics of another disorder, and may be the true cause of the presenting symptoms is known as a differential diagnosis.

Allied health professions

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Many psychiatric disorders such as depression are diagnosed by allied health professionals with little or no medical training, and are made on the basis of presenting symptoms without proper consideration of the underlying cause, adequate screening of differential diagnoses is often not conducted.


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In a case of misdiagnosed depression recounted in Newsweek, a writer received treatment for depression for years; during the last 10 years of her depression the symptoms worsened, resulting in multiple suicide attempts and psychiatric hospitalizations.

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When an MRI finally was performed, it showed the presence of a tumor.

Coeliac disease

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* Celiac disease; is an autoimmune disorder in which the body is unable to digest gluten which is found in various food grains, most notably wheat, and also rye and barley.