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10 Most Common Types Of Depression - Types of Depressive Disorders. Presented by Anna.

In today's video we're taking a look at the different types of depression and types of depressive disorders.

Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms. They range from lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness, to losing interest in the things you used to enjoy and feeling very tearful. Many people with depression also have symptoms of anxiety. There can be physical symptoms too, such as feeling constantly tired, sleeping badly, having no appetite or sex drive, and various aches and pains. The symptoms of depression range from mild to severe. At its mildest, you may simply feel persistently low in spirit, while severe depression can make you feel suicidal, that life is no longer worth living. Most people experience feelings of stress, anxiety or low mood during difficult times. A low mood may improve after a short period of time, rather than being a sign of depression.

Note: If you feel depressed, make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as you can. Depression may get worse if it isn't treated. If you're reluctant to seek treatment, talk to a friend or loved one, a health care professional, a faith leader, or someone else you trust.

The 10 types of depression covered in this video include:

Major depression (clinical depression)
Dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder
Manic depression (Bipolar disorder)
Postpartum depression
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Psychotic depression
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
Atypical depression
Situational depression (Reactive depression/adjustment disorder)
Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)


Do you have any advice for people dealing with different levels of depression? Have you yourself ever suffered from a depressive episode? If you have any helpful advice, comment it below and we'll pin the top comment.

Here are some helpful links for those seeking assistance:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/depression/
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/clinical-depression/
https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/help-for-depression#alternative-treatments

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