The diagnosis and management of depression in the era of the DSM-5

  • E Thomas
  • S Seedat
Keywords: depression, depressive disorders, DSM-5, diagnosis, premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Abstract

Depressive disorders comprise a range of conditions that can be viewed along many dimensions. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) introduced several changes to the chapter on depressive disorders largely informed by advances in neuroscience, clinical and public health needs and difficulties identified with the previous DSM-IV classification system and criteria. Clinical characteristics vary across depressive disorders, as do the corresponding treatments. Pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy should be tailored to the individual patient.

Keywords: depression, depressive disorders, DSM-5, diagnosis, premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Published
2018-03-22
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2078-6204
print ISSN: 2078-6190