Baby blues, postnatal depression and postnatal psychosis
Some women are too emotional after childbirth. They experience mood swings and feel tearful. Around the third day after childbirth, some women start feeling anxiety and irritability. They are weepy and feel low. This condition is known as “baby blues”. It lasts about one...Types of Depression
Our life is full of risky events and situations that cause stress. When you are hard to cope with a source of stress, you may have situational depression. You begin feeling fear, sadness and hopelessness. These are the most common symptoms of situational depression; they mainly disappear after your adaptation to the new situations and...Types of Depression
Identification, causes and symptoms
Situational or reactive depression is a mental disorder triggered by trauma or an external event, for example, death of the relative, loved one or a close friend. Its symptoms usually last from a few weeks to six months after the trauma. When diagnosed, symptoms of reactive depression differ a little...Types of Depression
Signs of depression in men
Signs of depression in men are practically the same as those ones in women. They are anxiety, emptiness, chronic fatigue, persistent sadness, insomnia, oversleeping, early-morning waking, Loss of interest in activities and hobbies, pessimism, Feelings of guilt, hopelessness and worthlessness, weight and...Types of Depression
What is atypical depression?
Atypical depression starts mainly between 13 and 19 years old and usually runs in families. This type of depression occurs mainly in women and teenagers. Men suffer from atypical depression rarely. And though it is called atypical, this depression is not uncommon. It can overwhelm to emotional paralysis and...Types of Depression
Types and symptoms of seasonal depression
What is seasonal depression? Also known as seasonal affective disorder. Seasonal depression occurs every year starting in autumn or winter. It often ends in spring, sometimes in early summer. There is also “summer depression”, but it occurs rare. Symptoms of “summer depression” appear...Types of Depression
Three main types of depression
Different types of depression are distinguished by characteristic symptoms, duration and features. A common criterion for Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder and Bipolar Disorder is cause of their symptoms. In case of these disorders, depressive symptoms are caused by severe stress. These types...Types of Depression
What is manic depression? Usually associated with extreme changes in mood. We mean not usual ebb and flow, but changes from severe depression to mania. People suffering from this disorder often loose contact with reality. Today this mental disorder is called bipolar disorder, but earlier it was called on manic depression definition....