Symptoms And Symptoms Of Depressive Disorders

2754 Words Aug 7th, 2015 12 Pages
Depressive Disorders
Yunisleidis Puentes
Florida National University

Author Note
Yunisleidis Puentes, Blackboard Learn, Florida National University.
This research was supported by Florida National University Library and was prepared on August 6, 2015 for Advanced Writing and Research, taught by Professor Sabine Louissaint.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Yunisleidis Puentes, Department of Advanced Writing and Research, Florida National University, 11865 SW 26 St, Miami FL 33175. Contact: ypuentes0916@hotmail.com

Abstract
Depressive disorders include a group of depressive behaviors characterized by loss of interests in activities and often coupled with unhappiness. Criteria for diagnosing depressive disorders are based on DSM-5 that gives symptoms and periods for different conditions. The clinical criteria cannot function alone it is accompanied psychological and physical evaluation to eliminate diseases that mimic depression. Depressive disorders are caused by a combination of factors including environmental, genetic, biochemical and psychological factors. The interaction cause depressive episodes in individuals. The exhibited symptoms vary from individual to individual they include lack of interest in activities, fatigue, altered sleep patterns, change in appetite, feelings of worthlessness and also suicidal thoughts. Types of depressive disorders include Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, and Premenstrual…
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