The Various Types Of Depression

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  • Major depression – the clinical term for it is a ‘major depressive disorder’, and this is the most commonly documented form of depression. It features at least five symptoms that revolve around sadness and a general unwillingness to perform activities – including vital ones such as eating (or on the other hand, can also feature overeating symptoms) – for a period in excess of two weeks. A major depression can potentially lead to suicide in the most severe cases – a considerable number of afflicted victims do, in fact, self-harm or attempt suicide at some point in their depressive bout. Psychological counselling in depression clinic Kellyville is the first step to cure, but certain types of major depression that persist may necessitate other forms of treatment such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
    • Minor depression – psychiatrists have coined this ‘minor depressive disorder’. It basically is a more muted form of the major depression: whilst persisting for over two weeks just as the major depression does, the minor depression usually meets only two or so of the general symptoms of depression (i.e. for example, a low mood and a tendency to overeat). Furthermore, the low mood is not generally persistent at all times, but may come and go. The minor depression, while milder, may still feature self-harm and mutilation.
      • Persistent depressive order – this is, just as the name suggests, a form of depression which persists for a longer period of time – at least for more than two years. The condition was formerly known as two different types of depression: dysthymia and chronic major depression. Since a persistent depressive disorder features a longer length of time, the symptoms’ prevalence can vary at times, but they continually persist to manifest from time to time.
        • Psychotic depression – psychosis is a mental disorder which features a distorted, or warped, understanding of reality: the victim can see, hear or smell things that are actually not present. By extension, psychotic depression is a depressive disorder where the patient can see, hear or perceive by some other means things and beings that do not exist. These are called ‘hallucinations’, and they can lead to delusions – wrong beliefs or notions about reality – and paranoia – the belief that other people and things are attempting to harm you.
          • Bipolar disorder – as the name indicates, a bipolar disorder features two polarized states of mind: an overtly happy (defined as manic episodes) and an overly depressed state. The former is called the ‘high state’, whilst the latter is called the ‘low state’. The low state often meets the symptoms of a major depression, whereas the high state can feature an almost over-enthusiastic willingness to go about life.