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Depression Types, Symptoms and Role of Depression Therapy

Depression, in general, is of many different types. It also has a lot of different causes and symptoms. Broadly, there are three most common types of depression, which we will discuss in this post.

But before we dig deeper, I have a quick recommendation for you in case you’re living in Westmont or Riverside and are looking for ‘depression therapy Westmont’. It is Grace Integrated that I’d like to recommend to you.

3 Types of depression

  1. Major Depression: As the name suggests, it’s the most serious type of depression that affects you almost all the time. Some common symptoms are:
  • You feel depressed most days of the week
  • You gain or lose weight drastically
  • You lose passion, pleasure and interest in what you do
  • You get tired and feel sluggish, guilty and worthless
  • You struggle to concentrate or make decisions

At times, people suffering from major depression would even think of suicide.

  1. Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD): In this case, your depression lasts for 2 years or more. Some common symptoms of PDD are:
  • Eating less or overeating
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of energy and interest in the activities
  • Feeling hopeless
  1. Bipolar disorder: This condition is also known as manic depression. People with bipolar depression may have high and low mood swings.

In today’s medical terminology there are other types of depression, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Psychotic Depression, Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), 'Situational' Depression, and Atypical Depression.

If the level of depression is high and it’s started affecting your daily life, you need to talk to a depression therapist. In case you’re searching for ‘depression therapy Riverside’, Grace Integrated should be an excellent place for you to find an ideal therapist.

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