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23 Jun 2010

depression in am
when rating your level of depression why are you always asked whether you feel more depressed in the morning?
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01 Jan 0001

It depends on the rating scale or the assessor. But mood varies by time of day in most of us, and it can be relevan as part of a full assessment to clarify when this is. Personally, I'd ask : "Is your mood worse at any p[aticular time of day?" rather than implying a particular answer.
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