This is a description of clinical depression from the Mayo Clinic's literature. If someone was diagnosed with PSP, would they assume they had depression from this list of symptoms (if they showed these five symptoms 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)?...........
For a diagnosis of clinical depression, you must meet the symptom criteria spelled out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The DSM is a guidebook used to diagnose mental illness in the United States.
Clinical depression symptoms may include:
1.Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day
2.Loss of interest or pleasure in most activities
3.Significant weight loss or gain
4.Sleeping too much or not being able to sleep nearly every day
5.Slowed thinking or movement that others can see
6.Fatigue or low energy nearly every day
7.Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt
8.Loss of concentration or indecisiveness
9.Recurring thoughts of death or suicide
To meet the criteria for clinical depression (called major depression in the DSM), you must have five or more of the above symptoms over a two-week period. At least one of the symptoms must be either a depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure. Keep in mind, some types of depression may not fit this strict definition.