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Postpartum depression (PPD)

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 moods.

PPD symptoms are more severe and longer-lasting.

Such symptoms can include:

  • Low mood, feelings of sadness
  • Severe mood swings
  • Social withdrawal
  • Trouble bonding with your baby
  • Appetite changes
  • Feeling helpless and hopeless
  • Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Feeling inadequate or worthless
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby
  • Thoughts of suicide

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What is depression?

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 usually bring you pleasure.

Depression affects how you feel, think, and behave and can i...

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Atypical depression

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 experience similar symptoms as those with major depressive disorder (MDD) but with one crucial difference:...

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Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

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
  • Feeling sad, hopeless, or self-critical
  • Severe feelings of stress or anxiety
  • Mood s...

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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.

Currently called major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern.

SAD is believed ...

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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 disorder, they are pervasive and long-lasting.

PDD symptoms include:

  • Feelings...

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Major depressive disorder (MMD)

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 characterized by a number of key features:

  • Depressed mood
  • Lack of interes...

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder

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

These periods can be mild (hypomania) or they can be extreme. The vast majority of those with bipolar disorder also have episodes of ...

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All depressions

All depressions

So all together you have:

  1. Major depressive disorder (MMD)
  2. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  3. Atypical depression
  4. Persistent depressive disorder (PDD)
  5. Bipolar disorder (BPD)

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