depressive personality disorder

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1. tending to lower.
2. of or pertaining to depression.
depressive disorders mood disorders in which depression is unaccompanied by episodes of mania or hypomania, including major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder. See also bipolar disorders.
depressive personality disorder a personality disorder characterized by a persistent and pervasive pattern of depressive cognitions and behaviors, such as chronic unhappiness, low self-esteem, pessimism, critical and derogatory attitudes toward oneself and others, feelings of guilt or remorse, and an inability to relax or feel enjoyment.
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depressive personality disorder

A condition described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) as a pervasive pattern of depressive cognitions and behaviours beginning by early adulthood and occurring in a variety of contexts. It is distinguished from major depressive episodes and dysthmic disorder, as it is pervasive and ongoing.

DPD is a controversial psychiatric entity which was included in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-II, removed from DSM-III and DSM-III-R, included in DSM-IV-TR and being considered for inclusion in DSM 5.

Depressive personality disorder
Five or more of the below must be present most days for two+ years
• Usual mood is dominated by dejection, gloominess, cheerlessness, joylessness and unhappiness;
• Self-concept centres around beliefs of inadequacy, worthlessness and low self-esteem;
• Critical, blaming and derogatory towards self;
• Broods, worries;
• Negativistic, critical and judgemental toward others;
• Pessimistic;
• Prone to guilt and remorse.
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Patient discussion about depressive personality disorder

Q. What are the factors which may lead to depression in a person?

A. How an individual handles stress on the job and at home.
How an individual handles family and health issues.
How one deals with grief.
How one deals with their anger.
How one deals with guilt.
Hom much you exercise or do physical activities.
How well you sleep or get rest.
How one deals with tragedies, accidents, or misfortunes.
Basically in a nutshell, how one copes with whatever situations occur.

Q. When a person is likely to develop the symptoms of depression? I’m Zakary, Is depression common among all age groups? When a person is likely to develop the symptoms of depression?

A. Depression is prevalent among all age groups, in almost all walks of life. Adults and even children may develop symptoms of depression. When the negative reactions to life’s problems become intense and frequent, one could develop the symptoms of depression. Even minor stress can trigger depression symptoms depending on the personality type. Symptoms such as intense sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities, sleep disturbances or oversleeping, change in appetite and decreased energy level; feelings of helplessness and thoughts of suicide are sequels to stress induced depression.

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Evaluating facet-level predictions and construct validity of depressive personality disorder. J Personal Disord.