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Mental Health Institute Berlin
A depressive episode has as its essential characteristic a period of at least 2 weeks of
almost daily depressed mood or loss of interest in activities.
In addition, there are other symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, feelings of worthlessness
or excessive and inappropriate feelings of guilt, hopelessness, recurrent thoughts of death
of death, changes in appetite or sleep, psychomotor agitation or slowing down.
agitation or slowing down, and loss of energy or rapid exhaustibility.
For more descriptions of symptoms and other information, visit the German Depression Support website (https://www.deutsche-depressionshilfe.de/).
Since depression also occurs in combination with other mental illnesses and leads to a severe restriction of functionality in everyday life, a careful diagnosis is important before creating an individual treatment plan.
How many people are currently affected by depression was highlighted in a recent study (2021) in JAMA Network Open, a public journal of the American Medical Association. According to the study, more than half (52%) of all Covid patients met criteria for a depressive episode after 4 months.
Depression can occur as a consequence or concomitant of various physical illnesses, as well as in the context of other mental disorders, such as addictions or anxiety.
Depressions have very different courses. A distinction is made between the first episode of depression and recurrent, chronic and therapy-resistant forms of the disease.
The MHI Berlin offers its services to patients of all private health insurances, as well as to those paying for their own treatment. Immediate admission to the day clinic is usually possible.