Depressive Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes & Treatment


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Which of these is a depressive disorder?

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1. When most people think of depression, they are thinking about which of the following?

2. Which of these is a symptom of major depressive disorder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz, you'll recall various facts about depressive disorders, their symptoms and diagnosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge in the following ways:

  • Recognize a depressive disorder from a list of disorders
  • Know which disorder people associate with depression
  • Distinguish between what is and is not a symptom of depressive disorder
  • Understand how long symptoms must be present for depressive disorders before they can be diagnosed
  • Recall possible causes of depressive disorders

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most relevant information from the lesson on depressive disorders
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider whether something is or is not a symptom
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about depression
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about the disorder

Additional Learning

Continue your studies with the lesson called Depressive Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes & Treatment, which covers the following objectives:

  • Provide examples of depressive disorders
  • Explain how these disorders are diagnosed
  • Explain possible causes and treatments for depressive disorders