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Depression - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

The Different Forms of Depression:


Unipolar and bipolar depression.If the predominant feature may be a depressed mood, it's known as major depressive episode.However, if it's characterised by each wild and depressive episodes separated by periods of traditional mood, it'sbrought up as manic depressive illness (previously known as wild depression).


Major depressive disorder with psychotic features.This condition is characterised by depression in the course of psychopathy.Psychosis will involve delusions - false beliefs and detachment from reality, or hallucinations - sensing things that don't exist.


Postpartum depression.Women usually expertise "baby blues" with a newborn, however postnatal depression - additionally calledpostpartum depression - is additional severe.


Major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern.Previously known as seasonal emotional disorder (SAD), this condition is said to the reduced daylight of winter - period of time happens throughout this season however lifts for the remainder of the

year and in response to light therapy.


What are the causes of depression?

 

The causes of depression aren't absolutely understood and will not be right down to one supply.

 

Depression is probably going to ensue to a fancy combination of things that include:


• genetics


• biological - changes in neurotransmitter levels


• environmental


• psychological and social (psychosocial)


Treatment of Depression:


Depression is a treatable mental illness.

 

There ar 3 parts to the management of depression:


• Support, ranging from discussing practical solutions and contributing stresses, to educating family members.


• Psychotherapy, also known as talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).


• Drug treatment, specifically antidepressants.


Symptoms:


Symptoms of depression can include:


• depressed mood


• reduced interest or pleasure in activities previously enjoyed, loss of sexual desire


• unintentional weight loss (without dieting) or low appetite


• insomnia (difficulty sleeping) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping)


• psychomotor agitation, for example, restlessness, pacing up and down


• delayed psychomotor skills, for example, slowed movement and speech


• fatigue or loss of energy


• feelings of worthlessness or guilt


• impaired ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions


• recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or attempt at suicide

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