Congestive heart failure is a condition where the heart's function as a pump is not as effective as it should be. It usually develops over time. So if you have or are developing a combination of these symptoms, you need to see a doctor.
'The strength of each of the editions of DSM has been ‘reliability’ – each edition has ensured that clinicians use the same terms in the same ways. The weakness is its lack of validity. Unlike our definitions of ischemic heart disease, lymphoma, or AIDS, the DSM diagnoses are based on a consensus about clusters of clinical symptoms, not any objective laboratory measure.' -- Thomas Insel (Image: Aiko Fukawa) #AllAreDifferent