Classifications

• Affective or mood disorders refer to those conditions in which there is a disturbance of affect or mood.

• The DSM-IV classification divides the disorder into the depressive disorders and bipolar disorders (both manic and depressive episodes).

• The depressive disorders include major depression, adjustment disorders with depressive mood, and dysthymia.

o Major depression includes those disorders with one or more major depressive episodes. 1

o Dysthymia refers to long-standing (2 years or more) depression of mild severity

('neurotic depression'). 1 o Adjustment disorder with depressed mood is a less severe form of depression without sufficient criteria for major depression. It is very common and occurs in response to identifiable stressors ('reactive depression', e.g. loss of employment). Its duration is usually no longer than 6 months.

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