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Types Of Depression

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As any doctor or mental health specialist will tell you there are
different types of depression. Each of these depression types will
manifest themselves in the person in completely different forms.
Currently there are some well documented types of depression that various
people in the world are afflicted with. Also each of the depression
disorders can have similar and different symptoms.

Since each of the depression types vary the severity of their symptoms
and the level o...


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As any doctor or mental health specialist will tell you there are
different types of depression. Each of these depression types will
manifest themselves in the person in completely different forms.
Currently there are some well documented types of depression that various
people in the world are afflicted with. Also each of the depression
disorders can have similar and different symptoms.

Since each of the depression types vary the severity of their symptoms
and the level of persistence can be different for each sufferer. The main
types of depression are Major or Unipolar Depression, Chronic or
Dysthymia depression, and Manic or Bipolar Depression. Besides the main
depression types there are subdivisions of these disorders. As the
different types of depression have a completely different effect on each
person, the method of treatment must also be individualized.

With Major depression the symptoms are the same as depression, they are
however more intense than normal depression symptoms. These symptoms will
interfere with the daily activities of the individual. The work, study,
eating and sleep patterns can become disturbed. The person will not be
able derive any pleasure from their earlier activities. The depressive
attacks of Major depression can be debilitating and the quality of life
becomes noticeably poorer.

In Major depression the episodes can be either single occurring or
recurring. A single occurring episode will vanish after the treatment has
taken effect. For a recurring Major depression there will be a phase of
Major depression followed by depression. These bouts of depression are
followed by perhaps several years of normal depression free life. The
attacks can then occur without any warning.
Chronic depression is less severe than either Major depression or Bipolar
depression. The symptoms are life long. A person who has Chronic
depression can still carry out their lives without any interference from
the symptoms. There is a strong possibility of double depression
occurring to the individual. Double depression is a mixture of Chronic
depression and Major depression.

Bipolar depression is not as common as the other types of depression. The
mood swings of this depression are cyclic. That is there are periods of
euphoric highs and sad, worthless lows. There are times when the mood
changes can be very rapid and dramatic. The symptoms of Bipolar
depression include being overactive, having lots of boundless energy,
loss of good judgment, feeling invincible amongst others.

All of the depression types have different ways of reacting with
different individuals. Each of these depression symptoms need to receive
the right sort of treatment. Therefore you should consult a doctor to
have your depression diagnosed and treatment begun.

				
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