A persistent lowering of mood and motivation.

Common features include:

  • Lowered mood
  • Loss of energy
  • Lowered motivation
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Recurrent thoughts of suicide

Tips for management:

  • Express concerns regarding patient as it may facilitate further discussion
  • Limit stimuli, as it affects concentration
  • Ask clear concise questions
  • Present yourself in a warm and empathetic manner


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