A 28-year-old woman sees her physician with the chief complaint of a depressed mood. She also notes that she is sleeping more than usual—up to 14 hours per night—but does not feel rested and that she feels tired and fatigued all the time. She has gained 14 lb in the last month, something that she is very unhappy about, but she says that she seems to have such a craving for sweets that the weight gain seemed inevitable. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

a. Mood disorder secondary to a general medical condition

b. Substance-induced mood disorder

c. Cyclothymia

d. Seasonal affective disorder

e. Dysthymic disorder

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