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Major Depressive Episode 01

Topic: Behavior

Created on Thursday, March 1 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Thursday, March 1 2007.

A person with a major depressive episode suffers from depressed mood or loss of interest in pleasure for a period of at least:

 
        A) 2 weeks
 
        B) 20 days
 
        C) 2 months
 
        D) 6 months
 
        E) 1 month
 

 


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A) 2 weeks

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The DSM-IV-TR definition of a major depressive episode includes the specific criterion that symptoms must be present for at least 2 weeks.  (See References)

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B) 20 days

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C) 2 months

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D) 6 months

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E) 1 month

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The DSM-IV-TR definition of a major depressive episode includes the specific criterion that symptoms must be present for at least 2 weeks.  (See References)

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References:

1. American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR). American Psychiatric Association, Washington DC.
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Major Depressive Episode 01
Question ID: 030107055
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 03/01/2007
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