SIGE CAPS medical mnemonic – vegetative signs involved in depression

This is an example of a mnemonic that is commonly used in the real world to help diagnose depression

  • Sleep (changes in sleep pattern)
  • Interest (loss of interest in activities)
  • Guilt (feelings of worthlessness)
  • Energy (fatigue)
  • Cognition/Concentration (difficulty concentrating/decline in cognition)
  • Appetite (changes in appetite)
  • Psycho-motor (agitated or lethargic)
  • Suicide/death (preoccupation)

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