Mood Disorders & Affective Disorders
A 24-year-old woman comes to the emergency room with the chief complaint that “my stomach is rotting out from the inside.” She states that for the last 6 months she has been crying on a daily basis and that she has decreased concentration, energy, and interest in her usual hobbies. She has lost 25 lb during that time. She cannot get to sleep, and when she does, she wakes up early in the morning. For the past 3 weeks, she has become convinced that she is dying of cancer and is rotting on the inside of her body She has also heard a voice calling her name in the past 2 weeks when no one is around. Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnosis for this patient?
|D||Major depression with psychotic features|