Are affects important for the definition of depression?
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Many of the nosological features, subtypes, biochemical, neurophysiological mechanisms, and therapeutic proposals are controversial in depression. Methods: We review theories and discuss affects and mood as criteria for depression or mania diagnosis. Results: Our work was to show that mood and affections are poorly conceived. Conclusions: Mood and affection do not serve as a basis for the diagnosis of depression or mania.
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Sonenreich, Carol; Kerr-Corrêa, Florence; Estevão, Giordano. Are affects important for the definition of depression?. European Journal of Psychiatry, v. 12, n. 4, p. 197-204, 1998. Available at: <http://hdl.handle.net/11449/224081>.