Diagnosis : Major Depressive Disorder ( F32.0 )

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DSM 5 Diagnosis – Major Depressive Disorder 296.21 (F32.0)
Rationale: Jennifer has been presenting with symptoms for unspecified amount of time. Jennifer meets six of the criteria for symptoms being present during the same 2-week period and represents a change from previous functioning. Jennifer is depressed most of the day, nearly every day, has diminished interest in all or almost all activities most of the days, nearly every day, has fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day, feelings of worthlessness, and diminished ability to think or concentrate, is having recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan. The symptoms have cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, and other functioning areas. There is no know substance or medical condition and occurrence is not better explained by Schizophrenia Spectrum or Psychotic Disorders. Jennifer has never had a manic episode or a hypomanic episode. Possible family history of depression - mother.
Differential Diagnosis: Adjustment Disorder 309.0 (F34.21) with Depressed Mood
Jennifer meets the diagnostic criteria of development of emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to a stressor within 3 months, has marked distress that is out of proportion to the severity of the stress, has significant impairment in social, occupational, and other functioning areas, and symptoms do not represent normal bereavement. Jennifer would not meet the criteria that the…
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