SIGECAPS

AcronymDefinition
SIGECAPSSleep, Interest, Guilt, Energy, Concentration, Appetite, Psychomotor, Suicidal (mnemonic for characteristics of major depression)
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Endicott changed several of the criteria while maintaining the requirement that four or more SIGECAPS criteria be met.
Criteria for Major Depressive Disorder SIGECAPS Endicott Criteria S Sleep disturbance: insomnia or Social withdrawal hypersomnia I Interest or pleasure: diminished (same) in almost all activities G Guilt: feelings of excessive (same) worthlessness or guilt E Energy: fatigue or energy loss Excessive pessimism or self-pity nearly every day C Concentration: diminished.
Endicott changed what several of these letters stand for while maintaining the requirement that four or more SIGECAPS criteria be met.