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Types and Symptoms of depression…

posted by Barakah February 12, 2016 0 comments

Depression continues……

Types:

  • Atypical depression: Atypical depression can be a “specifier” for either major depression or or dysthymic disorder. People with atypical depression have often experienced depression first at an early age, during their teenage years.

  • Postpartum depression:(PPD) is a complex mix of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes that happen in a woman after giving birth. According to the DSM IV, a manual used to diagnose mental disorders, PPD is a form of major depression that has its onset within four weeks after delivery. PPD is linked to chemical, social, and psychological changes associated with having a baby. The term describes a range of physical and emotional changes that many new mothers experience.
  • BIPOLAR DISORDER: bipolar disorder is a complex disorder that likely stems from a combination of genetic and non-genetic factors. The mood episodes associated with it involve clinical depression or mania (extreme elation and high energy) with periods of normal mood and energy in between episodes. PS: which is the one we are focusing on…
  • Seasonal Depression:Seasonal depression is a mood disorder that happens every year at the same time. A rare form of seasonal depression, known as “summer depression,” begins in late spring or early summer and ends in fall. In general, though, seasonal affective disorder starts in fall or winter and ends in spring or early summer.

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  • Psychotic depression: Psychotic depression is a subtype of major depression that occurs when a severe depressive illness includes some form of psychosis. The psychosis could be hallucinations (such as hearing a voice telling you that you are no good or worthless), delusions (such as, intense feelings of worthlessness, failure, or having committed a sin) or some other break with reality.
  • Serotonin syndrome:Serotonin is a chemical produced by the body that enables brain cells and other nervous system cells to communicate with one another. Too little serotonin in the brain is thought to play a role in depression. Too much, however, can lead to excessive nerve cell activity, causing a potentially deadly collection of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome.

Oya take a cup of tea….i am sure you are like kilodeee! it’s not my fault,i just have to put this out there for you guys so you can be aware….

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Symptoms may include the following:

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
  • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable
  • Overeating or appetite loss
  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
  • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

If you have at least 5 of the above,then you might just be having clinical depression…

Let’s do warning signs of suicide and treatments in my next post….

And that’s it guys…

Thank you for stopping by…

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