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DSM IV Symptom Quiz

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Instructions

From this list of DSM IV Diagnostic Symptoms for Depression, check all of the symptoms that Joanna Down exhibits.

A depressed mood nearly everyday, most of the day.

A loss of interest or pleasure in most activities, most of the day, nearly all of the day lasting at least 2 weeks.

Insomnia or Hypersomnia nearly every day.

Psychomotor Agitation or retardation nearly every day.

Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day.

Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day. (The guilt can be delusional, but not merely guilt about being sick.)

Diminished ability to think or concentration or indecisiveness nearly every day.

Recurrent thoughts of death (not fear of dying), recurrent suicidal ideation or suicide attempt or plan for committing suicide.

Significant weight loss when not dieting, or weight gain. (5% of body weight in a month)

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