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7 Kinds Of Depression

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Did you know that ⅕ children suffer from depression?
Depression is when you're in a low and negative mental state. Depression Can impact you in many ways, such as headaches, chronic body irritation, it can also make your body not acknowledge the medications you're taking. There are many reasons people have depression, some of them being, childhood stress, trauma, physical abuse, mental abuse, and/or sexual abuse. The change in the person feelings and influence. It can also be why a person may have memory complications: forgetfulness and skepticism.


Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

The most common type of depression is Major depressive disorder (MMD). Impacts the person's interest in enjoyable activities, pain with no certainty and low energy. It is mostly caused by stressful events in someone's life. Also 40% of the people who have this kind of depression could be related to genetic circumstances. How to manage MDD; get extra rest, organize your day, be active, write what you feel in some kind of journal, set goals, and spend more time with your friends.


Persistent Depressive Disorder

The second most common kind of depression is Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD). It is a type of depression that is very long lasting. It’s so long lasting that a person who has it thinks it's a part of their character. Symptoms: fatigue, poor decision making, low self-esteem, feeling hopeless, and may eat in small amounts or in large amounts. Why people have it; genetics causes it, especially in identical twins or families. How to prevent it: since it is very common in children and their childhoods, it is very important for children to get their rest and enjoy activities, Also calm them when they're in distress. How to manage it: the treatment success is very low which means there really is no way to cure it completely.


Bipolar Disorder

The third most common type of depression is bipolar disorder also known as Manic Depression. People who have this condition have a manic phase which may last for weeks or months and a depressive phase which may last for weeks or months. Signs: racing thoughts, decreased need of sleeping, exaggerating thoughts, seems too chatty, very active in a hyper way, and distracted. Bipolar disorder sometimes develops at the age of 15-19 and is extremely rare to develop bipolar disorder after your forties. Is there a cure? There is no cure, however there are treatments, such as medications and behavior therapy.

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Postpartum Depression

The next type of depression is Postpartum Depression (PPD) is affected to babies after birth and women. Those who have Postpartum depression are at great risk of developing a major depression later in their life. They might experience insomnia, loss of appetite, a lot of irritability, and struggling to connect with the baby. How to prevent it? Teach yourself, be active, eat and sleep appropriately, try not to think about big life choices during the childbirth or before the childbirth, present your feelings, and tell people to support you. Postpartum rarely goes away on its own. It can be cured with treatment, such as therapies, medications, and self support.


Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

The fifth most common kind of depression is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). It affects 1.8%-5.8% menstruating women. People who have PMDD, on average it lasts 6 days and can begin two weeks before the menses. The symptoms may include: not sleeping or a lot of sleeping, struggling to focus, anger, sadness, no longer active in the activities once liked, eating a lot, and they may feel unmanageable. How to treat PMDD? Try dieting, meditation, warm bath, aroma therapy, exercise, yoga, sleep, menstrual products. How to treat it? Self care, therapies, and medications.


Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

The sixth most common depression is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a disorder that occurs on the same date every year. It happens when there is little sunlight in the year. It affects 1%-2% of the population, usually young people as well as women. The symptoms: depression, socially uncomfortable, fatigue, and may feel hopeless. How to treat SAD? Physical exercise, light therapy, cognitive therapy, and chronotherapy.


Atypical Depression

The final most common depression is Atypical Depression. When you have Atypical Depression you may experience weight gain, rise of appetite, sleepiness, and a negative mood. It affects 18%-36% of people with a mental disorder. How to treat Atypical Depression? Most treatments are the same if you were treating typical depression so the treatment is fairly easy.


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