Types of depression

Some types of depression are caused by situational instances, while others are caused by chemical imbalances. To help you better understand what you may be feeling, here are the types of depression:
Major Depression
Two weeks or longer
Feeling depressed most of the time, or most of the days of the week. Loss of interest or pleasure in your activities, weight loss or gain, trouble sleeping and/or feeling sleepy during the day, Feeling restless and agitated, or else very sluggish and slowed down physically or mentally, being tired or without energy, Feeling worthless or guilty, trouble concentrating or making decisions, thoughts of suicide.
Persistent Depressive Disorder
Two weeks or longer
Not eating enough, or eating too much. Sleeping too much or too little, lack of energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, trouble concentrating or making decisions, and feeling hopeless.
Bipolar Disorder
Someone with bipolar disorder, which is also sometimes called “manic depression,” has mood episodes that range from extremes of high energy with an “up” mood to low “depressive” periods.
When you’re in the low phase, you’ll have the symptoms of major depression.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder is a period of major depression that most often happens during the winter months, when the days grow short and you get less and less sunlight. It typically goes away in the spring and summer
Psychotic Depression
Hallucinations, Delusions, and Paranoia
Postpartum Depression
Women who have major depression in the weeks and months after childbirth may have peripartum depression.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Women with PMDD have depression and other symptoms at the start of their period. Mood swings, irritability, anxiety, trouble concentrating, fatigue, change in appetite or sleep habits, feelings of being overwhelmed.
‘Situational’ Depression
This isn’t a technical term in psychiatry. But you can have a depressed mood when you’re having trouble managing a stressful event in your life, such as a death in your family, a divorce, or losing your job. Your doctor may call this “stress response syndrome.”
Atypical Depression
This type is different than the persistent sadness of typical depression. It is considered to be a “specifier” that describes a pattern of depressive symptoms. If you have atypical depression, a positive event can temporarily improve your mood. Other symptoms include: increased appetite, sleeping more than usual, feeling of heaviness in your arms and legs, oversensitive to criticism.

Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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