Depression ranges in seriousness from mild, temporary episodes of sadness to severe, persistent depression. Clinical depression is the more severe form of depression, also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. It isnt the same as depression caused by a loss, such as the death of a loved one, or a medical condition, such as a thyroid disorder. To be diagnosed with clinical depression, you must meet the symptom criteria for major depressive disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association. This manual is used by mental health providers to diagnose mental conditions and by insurance companies to reimburse for treatment.
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Annals of Behavioural Science, Journal of Depression and Anxiety, Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy, Clinical Depression, Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, Open Journal of Depression, Journal of Depression and Anxiety, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.