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Can psychologists diagnose depression?
i just want to know what was the first year that depression was diagnosed. back in 1800s 1900s what . i want to know for my health project
A doctor diagnoses depression by establishing the existence of some classical signs that indicate a person may be depressed instead of just sad: * You either want to slee…p all of the time, or you cannot sleep more than just a few hours every night * You have either gained a significant amount of weight or lost it * You no longer enjoy doing the things you used to enjoy, and have no interest in things you used to love doing * You do not feel like being with friends and loved ones, and just want to go somewhere and hide * Your feelings are affecting your life to such an extent that friends and family have noticed and remarked upon the change in you * You can't stop crying * You never seem to have any energy * You find yourself thinking of harming yourself or killing yourself * You think that there is something wrong with you, or that you are a bad person These are some of the questions your doctor will ask. Depression is different from normal sadness or grief in that it often affects you for no good reason; depressed people do not always have a reason to feel sad. Depression also lasts for weeks and often months, while sadness and grief are short-term situations that do not trap you into a cycle of negative feelings. A doctor's diagnosis should allow for some normal types of sadness which answers to the following questions can determine. Have you been: * Crying because someone has died, or is very sick? * Crying because you got some very bad news? * Feeling sad and lonely because you had to move away from your friends, or they moved away from you? * Feeling sad and lonely on the anniversary of someone's death, or on major holidays when you think about the person who died? * Feeling sad because you did something wrong? * Feeling sad because a loved one is suffering? * Feeling sad because you read a sad book or see a sad movie? A lack of normal, emotional, caring responses can be an indication of complex underlying problems in some people. Sometimes people predisposed to depression can experience a period of extreme optimism and euphoria, and enjoy a natural "high" until this wears off and is followed by a period of extreme pessimism and depression. Where this becomes a recurring pattern a doctor may diagnose a person with bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression). Seasonally Acquired Depression (SAD) is another type of depression a doctor will diagnose by observing that the onset of the condition coincides with the reduced hours and lower intensity of sunlight that accompanies the winter months. Treatment may include time spent exposed to special lighting each day or the use of herbal or prescription medicines.
The first known diagnosis of what we now call depression was by Hippocrates in ancient Greece. He called it melancholia.
According to the definitions of most medical, psychological, and psychiatric bodies, there is a commonality in the diagnosis of depression. Most depression tests have a very s…imilar framework. Almost without exception, clinical depression will be diagnosed if a certain number of feelings, that are signs of depression, are present over a certain period of time.
Absolutely, if you are able to complete the training.
Bipolar disorders often come with alternating personalities; mania is one of these states and it highly resembles ADHD. Individuals suffering from bipolar disorder during mani…a are extremely energetic, hyper, and talkative. However, those suffering from bipolar disorder leave this state. A full medical history would be used by a doctor to determine whether it was ADHD or bipolar disorder.
When Kurt was a kid he had ADD so his parents had to give him riddlin which one of the symptoms was depression
It depends on the treatment that you would like to receive. The psychological approach uses more therapy and suggestive treatments in combination with medicine then a Psychiat…rist. A Psychiatrist is more of a trained Doctor whose studies closely relate to a Psychologist. In truth, they are both alike, but differ as the psychiatrist will take the more clinical approach when diagnosing and you may be then treated with a preferred drug regimen. Psychologist take a more practical approach by combining medication along with predetermined psychotherapies in order to give a more well-rounded treatment plan. The choice is yours when it comes to picking your physician. Also, researching your physician and caregivers gives you more valid insight before stepping in to an unknown situation. Please take care on your way to wellness. Thank you.
Diagnosis of postpartum depression can be made through a clinical interview with the patient to assess symptoms.
By running a drug test
yes, many have and been very successful
You can go to pretty much any doctor to get diagnosed with depression disorder. Depression is more common than people know so most doctors are pretty well trained in the sympt…oms of depression.
Go to a family doctor first, and there they will run a few question tests. They may refer you to a psychologist, who then will run more tests to see if medication or therapy w…ill help you.
The licensing board looks at the candidate as a whole, rather than checking boxes off a list. If the board believes that the applicant will be able to perform duties, the lice…nse will be granted. If the board believes the diagnosis will interfere, the license will be denied. ADDED: Probably the BEST place to get a proper answer relative to your state, is for YOU to contact you state agency that licenses nurses and simply ASK.