Mnemonic for DSM-V Criteria for Major Depressive Disorder

Remember the diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder using the useful mnemonic “SIG E CAPS”:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Interest decreased (anhedonia)
  • Guilt and/or feelings of worthlessness
  • Energy decreased
  • Concentration problems
  • Appetite/weight changes
  • Psychomotor agitation or retardation
  • Suicidal ideation
 DSM-V Criteria

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