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A 25-year-old man comes to the psychiatrist with a chief complaint of depressed mood for one month. His mother, to whom he was very close, died one month ago, and since that time he has felt sad and been very tearful. He has difficulty concentrating, has lost 3 lbs and is not sleeping soundly through the night. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
  1. Major depression
  2. Dysthymia
  3. Posttraumatic stress disorder
  4. Adjustment disorder
  5. Uncomplicated bereavemen
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i think 5
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A 25-year-old man comes to the psychiatrist with a chief complaint of depressed mood for one month. His mother, to whom he was very close, died one month ago, and since that time he has felt sad and been very tearful. He has difficulty concentrating, has lost 3 lbs and is not sleeping soundly through the night. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
  1. Major depression
  2. Dysthymia
  3. Posttraumatic stress disorder
  4. Adjustment disorder
  5. Uncomplicated bereavemen
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A 25-year-old man comes to the psychiatrist with a chief complaint of depressed mood for one month. His mother, to whom he was very close, died one month ago, and since that time he has felt sad and been very tearful. He has difficulty concentrating, has lost 3 lbs and is not sleeping soundly through the night. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
  1. Major depression
  2. Dysthymia
  3. Posttraumatic stress disorder
  4. Adjustment disorder
  5. Uncomplicated bereavemen
My concern is that there are signs of pathologic grief (excessive intense; weight loss; sleep disturbance; concentration problem) - and it is more than 2 wks
might it be 1) ?
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My concern is that there are signs of pathologic grief (excessive intense; weight loss; sleep disturbance; concentration problem) - and it is more than 2 wks
might it be 1) ?
no major depression u need 2 depression episodes with a 2 month interval
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A 25-year-old man comes to the psychiatrist with a chief complaint of depressed mood for one month. His mother, to whom he was very close, died one month ago, and since that time he has felt sad and been very tearful. He has difficulty concentrating, has lost 3 lbs and is not sleeping soundly through the night. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
  1. Major depression
  2. Dysthymia
  3. Posttraumatic stress disorder
  4. Adjustment disorder
  5. Uncomplicated bereavemen
Yep, considering all his symptoms are not so severe, its 5. normal grief.
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number 5... normal grielf
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yup E. Uncomplicated bereavement.
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