Considerations: This article provides an overview of issues related
to depression. It discusses different definitions, theories,
and treatment approaches.
Criteria For Depression:
This takes a brief look at the
most commonly used criteria for defining depression. The
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual [DSM] is a book almost universally
utilized in the US. Though there is very little agreement
among therapists on the value of this approach, virtually no insurance
pays for treatment without a diagnosis using the DSM criteria.