Mnemonic _ Depression_ Major Episode Characteristics

Depression is a medically recognised mental and behavioural condition that can have far-reaching consequences for a person’s way of thinking, their actions, their motivation, their emotions, and their overall sense of well-being.


How To Remember The Depression: Major Episode Characteristics?

Depression: Major Episode Characteristics

  • Sleep disruption
  • Psychomotor retardation
  • Appetite change
  • Depressed mood
  • Energy loss
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Concentration loss
  • Interest wanes
  • Guilt

Mnemonic: SPADES  & CIGarettes

Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember Depression: Major Episode Characteristics

Mnemonic _ Depression_ Major Episode Characteristics


Remember this for your NExT Medical Exit Test exam & USMLE, Pre-Med, NCLEX exams.

Dr. Arin Nandi

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