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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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CyberShrink
cybershrink

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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