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'Having no feelings': an interesting presentation


Pridmore, S and Pridmore, W, 'Having no feelings': an interesting presentation, Dynamics of Human Health, 9, (1) Article 2749. ISSN 2382-1019 (2022) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders the American Psychiatric Association 5th Edition (DSM-5) is a world leading diagnostic system. For the diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) to be reached, at least 5 defined symptoms from a list of 9 must be present, and one of these must be 'depressed mood' or 'loss of interest or pleasure'.

Additional symptoms of MDD listed in DSM-5 (but not among the 9 most common and accepted is 'Having no feelings'.

In this letter we describe psychological test results of an adult with a successful private and professional life, admitted to hospital with acute, severe MDD. All identifying data has been removed and we have written permission to use the following details for educational purposes. The patient completed a visual analogue scale (VAS6) which examines items taken from the 6-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, major depressive disorder
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Clinical psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:150822
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2022-07-01
Last Modified:2022-07-01

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