Types Of Depression

When you’re sad or not feeling well emotionally, you cannot just say you’re depressed. It may be caused by hormonal changes that happen especially to women at varied times of the month, or you have an inclination for nostalgia and being emotional. But anyway, depression or no, you may find this article quite useful so you’d know the different types of depression and determine if you’re really experiencing one right now. In general, depression is defined as that feeling of helplessness, accompanied by being sad, emotional, and oftentimes, the depressed person’s way of living is also affected. There may be loss of appetite, weight gain or weight loss, slow, sulking movement, and the general feeling of not being able to feel happy vibes. So here are the various types of depression.

Anxiety Depression
This is one of the most common types of the condition in which a person may experience irrational fear (phobia) or panic attacks. The patient could be restless, fidgety, and a constant worrywart.

Agitated Depression
This type exhibits constant restlessness, agitation, and irritability. The person can also experience sleeplessness and unexplained emotional shifts or mood swings.

Atypical Depression
There is increase in appetite, of course followed by weight gain, and a person experiences rejection for no apparent reason, and most of the time, there is that heavy feeling of the limbs. Some people may think that they just feel lazy for the day’s work but in reality, they are indeed depressed.

Manic Depression
This type of depression is a favorite among psychiatrists. An individual with manic depression exhibits extreme mood swings that range from elation, ecstasy, hyperactivity, overconfidence, to rage, extreme anger, and then melancholy. Each mood can last for hours, days, or even a week, and then you’ll be surprised when the person who was so sweet and charming to you two minutes ago is now having the time of her life pulling at your scalp.

So those are the most common reported types of depression. There are other types that are not as common as the given examples above but by all means cause a person to get dysfunctional at times. These include catatonic, cyclothymia, melancholic depression and depression influenced by medication overdose or drug abuse.

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