BMC Medical Ethics 14 (1):54 (2013)

Abstract
Psychiatric disorders can pose problems in the assessment of decision-making capacity (DMC). This is so particularly where psychopathology is seen as the extreme end of a dimension that includes normality. Depression is an example of such a psychiatric disorder. Four abilities (understanding, appreciating, reasoning and ability to express a choice) are commonly assessed when determining DMC in psychiatry and uncertainty exists about the extent to which depression impacts capacity to make treatment or research participation decisions
Keywords Depression  Depressive disorder  Depressed  Decision-making  Informed consent  Competence  Mental competency  Mental capacity
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DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-14-54
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