Wednesday , July 6 2022

6 Signs of Melancholic Depression



Hey, Psych2goers! This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week! To acknowledge this, we wanted to post a video about melancholic depression to help raise awareness.

So, have you heard of the term “Malanchonic Depression”? Today, the DSM recognizes melancholic depression as a subtype of depression rather than a separate diagnosis. The diagnosis for someone experiencing the distinct symptoms of melancholia is known as melancholic major depressive disorder (MDD). Also, as a disclaimer, this video is dor educational purposes only. Please do not self diagnose. If you want to learn more about depression, you can also check out our video on concealed depression: https://youtu.be/kYunYTrA6Ks

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Writer: Allison Ikenouye
Script Editor: Isadora Ho
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Marissa Maldonado
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

References
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Fraser, I. A. (2017). A short look at the etymology of melancholia. Boston College, 3, 1-3.

Gurvich-Winograd, C., Fitzgerald, P. B., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Bradshaw, J. L., & White, O.B. (2006). Negative symptoms: A review of schizophrenia, melancholic depression and parkinson’s disease. Brain Research Bulletin,70, 312-321

Kranjac, D. (2019, Aug 22). Cognitive function in depression: The role of melancholic features. Psychiatry Advisor. Retrieved from www.psychiatryadvisor.com/home/topics/mood-disorders/depressive-disorder/cognitive-function-in-depression-the-role-of-melancholic-features/

Parker, G. (2015). Back to black: Why melancholia must be understood as distinct form of depression. The Conversation. Retrieved from www.theconversation.com/back-to-black-why-melancholia-must-be-understood-as-distinct-from-depression-38025

Purse, M. (2020, Mar 21). An overview of melancholic depression. Very Well Mind. Retrieved from www.verywellmind.com/what-is-melancholia-379852

Sachdev, P., & Anis, M. A. (1994). Slowness of movement in melancholic depression. Society of Biological Psychiatry, 35, 253-262.

Schimelpfening, N. (2020, Mar 24). An overview of diurnal mood variation. Very Well Mind. Retrieved from www.verywellmind.com/diurnal-mood-variation-1067149

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