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    Factors In Diagnosing Depression

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    Discuss the difference between major depression and the blues. How do mental health professionals recognize the difference? What specifically do professionals look for to determine if a client does indeed have a depressive disorder and not just the blues?

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    One of the major differences between major depression and the blues is the intensity of the depressed mental state that the individual is experiencing. Due to this factor, one of the key ways by which mental health professionals recognize the difference, is the longevity of the state of depression that the individual is experiencing, as well as the intensity of the depressed mental state. This is largely due to the fact that individuals that are experiencing the blues are experiencing a temporary state of depression, which is ...

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    This solution describes different aspects involved with diagnosing depression.

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