What are the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for depressive disorder due to another medical condition?
- A. A prominent and persistent period of depressed mood or markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities that predominates in the clinical picture.
- B. There is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings that the disturbance is the direct pathophysiological consequence of another medical condition.
- C. The disturbance is not better explained by another mental disorder (e.g., adjustment disorder, with depressed mood, in which the stressor is a serious medical condition).
- D. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of a delirium. The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
Depressive Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition is a mood disorder diagnosis where there is a prominent and persistent period of depressed mood or markedly diminished interest/pleasure thought to be related to the direct physiological effects of another medical condition.