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How is depression diagnosed?

To diagnose depression, a doctor may ask you about your medical history, how long you have been experiencing symptoms and how they affect your everyday life. They may also order some tests to try to rule out any other medical conditions that could be causing your symptoms.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Bipolar disorder

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