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Diagnosis and Classification of Depressions.

Goldberg Depression Inventory to measure the severity of depressive symptoms

Goldberg Mania Inventory to measure the severity of manic symptoms.

Young mania scale.

Major depressive disorder subgroups.

DSM-IV classification of mood disorders.

DSM-IV criteria for the diagnosis of mood disorders.

ICD-10 classification of mood disorders.

Diagnose depression occurring with medcial conditions.

Download a mood disorders diagnostic program.

What is Depression (and what is it not)?
"People who don't know, who say it's self-indulgence, sound callous, but it's not callousness born of indifference; I think it's callousness born of ignorance. That kind of ignorance we've got to get rid of, and little by little I suppose, we will. You say to them, 'It's a pity you don't know. I'm sure that if you knew, I'm sure that if you knew, not only wouldn't you say that, you'd try to help in one way or another.'" - Mike Wallace, On the Edge of Darkness

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Deprerssion is underdiagnosed and undertreated.

The official DSM-IV criteria for the diagnosis of mood disorders.

The ICD-10 classification of psychiatric disorders.

Questioning the diagnosis of depression.

World Health Organization diagnostic interview for depression.

Using SPECT to diagnose depression.

The nine classic symptoms of depression.

Charting the course of mood disorders.

Subtypes of chronic depression.

Diagnosing depression in the elderly.

DSM-IV codes and their meaning.

Snippets of Lyrics and Poems...

All you touch and all you see,
Is all your life will ever be.
- - - Pink Floyd, "Breathe"

And the seasons, they go round and round,
And the painted ponies go up and down.
We're captive on the carousel of time.
We can't return, we can only look
Behind from where we came,
And go round and round and round in the circle game.
- - - Joni Mitchell, "The Circle Game"

He goes along just as a water lily
Gentle on the surface of his thoughts his body floats
Unweighed down by passion or intensity
Yet unaware of the depth upon which he coasts
And he finds a home in me
For what misfortune sows, he knows my touch will reap
- - -Fiona Apple, "Pale September"

He not busy being born is busy dying.
- - - Bob Dylan, "It's Alright, Ma"

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good,
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.
- - - Joe Cocker, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"

It's the heart afraid of dying, that never learns to dance;
It's the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance;
It's the one who won't be taken, who cannot seem to give;
And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live.
- - - Bette Midler, "The Rose"

I've looked at life from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all.
- - - Joni Mitchell "Both Sides Now"

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by frost.
- - - -J. R. R. Tolkien "Lord of the Rings"

Beauty never slumbers;
All is in her name;
But the rose remembers
The dust from which it came.
- - - -Edna St. Vincent Millay

Before the beginning of years
There came to the making of man
Time, with a gift of tears;
Grief, with a glass that ran;
Pleasure, with pain for leaven;
Summer, with flowers that fell;
Remembrance, fallen from heaven,
And madness risen from hell;
Strength without hands to smite;
Love that endures for a breath;
Night, the shadow of light,
And Life, the shadow of death.
- - - -Algernon Charles Swinburne "Atalanta in Calydon" (1865)

It's easy, perhaps to die for a dream
With banners unfurled - and be forgiving!
It's the hardest part to follow the gleam
When scorned by the world - and go on living!
- - - -Myra Brooks Welch

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