Depressive Disorders

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) 5, a common feature of depressive disorders is the presence of sad, empty, or irritable mood, accompanied by somatic and cognitive changes that significantly impact the individual's capacity to function (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).

Examples of Depressive Disorders:

  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

  • Major Depressive Disorder

  • Major Depressive Episode

  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

  • Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder

  • Unspecified Depressive Disorder 

Online Resources

Video: NAMI

  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)