Diagnosis of major depression is too broad

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6989.1267b (Published 13 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1267
  1. J Watt
  1. Locum consultant psychiatrist Mental Health Directorate (Inverclyde), Ravenscraig Hospital, Greenock PA16 9HA

    EDITOR,—Although depressive neurosis is equated with dysthymic disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, owing to personal circumstances it can …

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