Last updated on: May 12th, 2022

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Mood disorders 4

A 17-year-old man presents with persistent low mood, reduced interest in activities he used to enjoy, fatigability, heaviness of his limbs, increased appetite, excessive sleep, and a weight gain of five kilograms over the last three months. He has not had any psychiatric illnesses previously. Mental status examination reveals a moderately depressed mood without psychotic features. Physical examination and basic laboratory studies show no abnormalities.

Which of the following is the most suitable DSM-5 classifier for this patient’s diagnosis?

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