Sarah is a middle-aged marketing manager at a highly reputable organization. She has been doing a great job managing work and family life, yet she felt empty from the inside. She missed one of the major targets on her job, which triggered a major episode of depression. The failure to meet the deadlines triggered a major depressive episode. After six months, she was brought to the emergency room by her husband. She was extremely depressed and had continuous thoughts about committing suicide. She lost interest in all activities. She felt fatigued most of the time. She started avoiding socializing with her friends. She had lost 14 pounds without dieting because she did not feel like eating. Sarah was diagnosed with major depression, as she had all symptoms present for more than two weeks. According to DSM V, a person can only be diagnosed with major depression when a person has a depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, weight loss, insomnia, restlessness, loss of energy, extreme guilt, trouble staying focused, and thoughts of suicide continuously for at least two weeks.
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