7 Types of Depression You May Not Know About - Deepstash
What is depression?

From a medical standpoint, depression is defined​ as a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of depressed mood or sadness and the often profound loss of interest in things that usu...

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7 Types of Depression You May Not Know About

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Major depressive disorder (MMD)

When people use the term clinical depression they are generally referring to major depressive disorder (MDD).

Major depressive disorder is a mood disorder c...

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that is characterized by symptoms that occur at the same time each year, usually during the darker, shorter days of fall and winter.

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Atypical depression

Atypical depression is a type of depression that does not follow what was thought to be the "typical" presentation of the disorder. 

In general, people with atypical depression experi...

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Persistent depressive disorder (PDD)

People might experience brief periods of not feeling depressed, but this relief of symptoms lasts for two months or less. 

While the symptoms are not as severe as major depressive dis...

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by periods of abnormally elevated mood known as mania

These periods can be mild (hypomania)

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Postpartum depression (PPD)

Postpartum depression (PPD) is clinical depression that occurs following childbirth.

Pregnancy can bring about significant hormonal shifts that can often affect a woman's moo...

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Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) produces similar symptoms, but those related to mood are more pronounced.

PMDD symptoms may include:

  • Extreme fatigue

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All depressions

So all together you have:

  1. Major depressive disorder (MMD)
  2. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  3. Atypical depression

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