According to the DSM-5, which disorders have features of depression but do not meet the criteria for a specific depressive disorder?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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The DSM-5 includes a category of disorders with features of depression that do not meet criteria for a specific depressive disorder. Examples include the following: [2]

  • Recurrent brief depression

  • Short duration depressive episode

  • Depressive episode with insufficient symptoms

Consult the DSM-5 for further details regarding the diagnostic criteria for other specified depressive disorders


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