PCN-605 Week 4 Depressive Disorders


Using the DSM-5, write a 500-750-word paper comparing and contrasting the following disorders:Major depressive disorder (DSM V, p.155ff)Persistent Depressive Disorder/Dysthymia (DSM V, p.155ff)Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DSM V, p.156ff)Cyclothymic Disorder (DSM V, p.155ff)Bipolar I Disorder (DSM V, p.123ff)Bipolar II Disorder (DSM V, p.123ff)

Although depressive disorders and Bipolar share several key similarities, there are some aspects that are radically different among these disorders. Start by completing the attached table following the example provided for Cyclothymic Disorder. What are the similarities and differences between the various disorders listed? Explain, using examples, with special attention to the resulting implications for diagnosis and treatment.

Include at least two scholarly references in addition to the textbook in your paper.

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