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Clinical features and diagnosis

Raymond W. Lam

in Depression

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199692736
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607013 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199692736.003.0004

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Clinical features and diagnosis

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• Depression is associated with a number of physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms. • Sub-typing of major depressive disorder has implications for treatment choice and selection. • The differential diagnosis of depression includes bereavement, bipolar disorder, and other medical or substance-induced conditions.

Chapter.  3288 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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