Depression is a growing problem in America. We have all heard of it, know someone going through it, or even have experienced it our selves. But did you know there are multiple forms of depression? there are multiple types and each stems from a different situation. There are also multiple ways that you can deal with those certain types of depression. So how do we distinguish the different forms of depression? Today find out that and more as we begin a dive into the 12 Types of Depression.
Types of Common Depression
With so many different types of depression, it might be easier to start off with the most common. One of the most common types is the Major depressive disorder which affects more than 16 million people each year. Also known as clinical depression, most of these cases can be cured and are most commonly spotted by habits of overeating and sleeping. Another type of depression(s) is subsyndromal, which means that the person may not fully fit the diagnosis of someone with major depressions and may not need treatment. There is also treatment-resistant depression which can be harder to treat even after antidepressants and might be prescribed multiple ones to try to get the depression away.
The persistent depressive disorder is depression over a long period of time (two years or more). People who suffer from this depression usually have sleep problems, low energy, low self-esteem, poor appetite or overeating. Treatment for PDD includes a combination of psychotherapy and medication. 10% of women who are of childbearing age go through premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Considered a form of PMS, the disorder can trigger, sadness, anxiety, or irritability, as well as other symptoms. It is believed that taking antidepressants before a period can help deal with the effects.
Depression In All Areas
Some people experience mood and energy swings with the feeling of hopelessness. These are all signs of bipolar disorder which can worsen without treatment. Treatments include mood stabilizers, antipsychotic medicines, and talk therapy. Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder is diagnosed in children who struggle with controlling their emotions. You might notice unruly behavior such as temper tantrums or screaming. Currently, the way to treat the disorder is medications and psychotherapy. After the birth of a child, some parents might develop a postpartum depressions. Feelings of sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion come with the act of becoming a parent and can be overwhelming and can interfere with daily life. If you feel any of these symptoms you will want to contact your doctor.
There are even more types of depression and different ways to help treat them. Contact your doctor and see what suggestions they can give you to help with the forms of depression in you or a loved one’s life.
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