Depression and its type


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Depression is a mental health disorder that affects how you feel, think, and behave. It can lead to a range of negative feelings and symptoms, including sadness, hopelessness, and irritability. Depression can also interfere with your daily activities and cause physical problems, such as headaches and stomachaches.

Depression is a common condition. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 7% of adults in the United States will experience depression in any given year. The disorder can occur at any age, but it’s most common in young adults and older adults.

Different types of depression.

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There are several different types of depression:

Major depressive disorder. This is the most common type of depression and it causes extreme sadness, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed. People with major depressive disorder typically can’t function normally at work or school and may find it difficult to maintain relationships. The major depressive disorder affects about 16 million American adults, mostly between the ages of 25 and 64.

This is the most common type of depression and it causes extreme sadness, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed. People with major depressive disorder typically can’t function normally at work or school and may find it difficult to maintain relationships. The major depressive disorder affects about 16 million American adults, mostly between the ages of 25 and 64.

Persistent depressive disorder. This type of depression is less severe than major depressive disorder, but it lasts for a longer period of time. Symptoms include low mood, feelings of hopelessness, and fatigue. People with the persistent depressive disorder may have difficulty functioning normally at work or school and maintaining relationships.

This type of depression is less severe than major depressive disorder, but it lasts for a longer period of time. Symptoms include low mood, feelings of hopelessness, and fatigue. People with the persistent depressive disorder may have difficulty functioning normally at work or school and maintaining relationships.

Dysthymic disorder. This type of depression is less severe than a major depressive disorder or persistent depressive disorder, but it lasts for a longer period of time. Symptoms include low mood, feelings of hopelessness, and fatigue. The dysthymic disorder often goes undetected because its symptoms are milder than those of other forms of depression.

Bipolar disorder. This type of depression causes extreme mood swings between periods of mania (high energy and excessive activity) and periods of depression. During mania, people with bipolar disorder may feel very happy and energetic and may engage in risky behaviour.

What are the causes of depression?

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The causes of depression are not fully understood, but scientists believe that a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors may play a role.

Some possible causes of depression include Genetics. Depression may be caused, in part, by genes that you inherit from your parents. Research suggests that certain genes may make you more likely to develop the disorder.

Depression may be caused, in part, by genes that you inherit from your parents. Research suggests that certain genes may make you more likely to develop the disorder. Environmental factors. Depression may also be caused by stressful life events or traumatic experiences.

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