Problems in Classifying Depression

  • Kristina Downing-Orr

Abstract

The final step in the diagnostic process tends to involve determining if the patient is suffering from major depression, dysthymia, or bipolar disorder. This phase is also subjective and rife with limitations. The potential for inaccuracy and misdiagnosis is related mainly to the persistent myth that depression is either a problem of emotions or of the anatomy and the failure to acknowledge the interlink between the body and the mind.

Keywords

Depressive Symptom Bipolar Disorder Major Depressive Episode Postnatal Depression Bipolar Patient 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristina Downing-Orr
    • 1
  1. 1.OxfordEngland

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