Every once in a while I’m overcome with the motivation to do some public education — ultimately, I do want that to be a large part of my career, but for now by blog will have to do. This week, I thought I’d mimic a bit of the curriculum from one of my current classes and have a quick chat about the different diagnoses that you might come across — specifically in the depression category.
I’m a big fan of research. When I’ve been diagnosed over the years, I’ve done a lot of research into what each diagnosis means and how it might affect me. I’m hoping that this post might be a resource for someone in a similar position.
Please note that this information is based on the current and previous Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5 & DSM-4) and is not exhaustive, containing only the most common diagnoses.