Depressive illness: Diagnostic issues Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder

abstract

  • Mental health professionals have made significant advances in the understanding of depression, yet controversies continue about the classification of subtypes. After reviewing the history of approaches to the diagnosis of depression, the author summarizes current knowledge of the clinical course of the illness and the relevance of this knowledge to diagnosis. He concludes with a discussion of the renewed interest in depressive personality disorder and its relationship to the official nomenclature, as well as to related disorders.

publication date

  • January 1991

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 2043894

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 144

end page

  • 55

volume

  • 55

number

  • 2