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Diagnosis of Depression
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Diagnosis of depression

Initial diagnosis of depression is conducted through the following tests:

Since depression could be due to a number of other illness (or can be exacerbated by any number of other illnesses), your doctor may do the following tests to rule them out:


If the initial diagnosis and blood test rule out any other disorders, then the following further tests may also be requested, to properly diagnose and confirm depression:

The doctor, psychologist or psychiatrist will use certain diagnostic criteria to diagnose depression in the psychological evaluation. These criteria include the following symptoms:


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  Last reviewed: 24 January 2009 || Last updated: 21 March 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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