Understanding Depression and It's Treatment
Above is a link of an article from leading Physician's Assistant Amy Morrison who specializes in mental health. PA Morrison's frequent work in the area of depression is prevalent. She reports that she shares this information with her clients when she makes the diagnosis of depression.
I have posted this as a resource but note I am not placing this here so that you can diagnose yourself or another. Rather, understand that she would use this criteria to convey the complexity of a depression diagnosis.
Amy's professional knowledge and experience are necessary to quantify and qualify depression as a diagnosis. Please always consult with a licensed doctor to obtain confirmation of clinical depression or other diagnoses.
If you are curious click on the link. Looking is FREE! :)
I also highly recommend her services. www.morrisonclinic.com