Types of Depression
Not all depressions are the same. There are depressions which can be characterized by the unique symptoms and behaviours, and also requires different treatments. Here are the common types of depression:
- Major Depressive Disorder (Clinical Depression)
It is known to be the combination of different symptoms that can affect the person’s ability to sleep, work and study, and even the way you eat and how you take the pleasurable activities around you. A person suffering from this type of depression often losses interest and always had a depressed mood.
- Chronic Depression or Dysthymia
It is lighter than a major depression. If the clinical depression is possible to disable you for life, chronic depression can be treated for 2 years or more. However, you’ll be in a depressed mood all year long.
- Atypical Depression
Atypical depression can be characterized by the following symptoms; overeating, oversleeping, and fatigue. Also, it can be seen if a person is extremely sensitive to any rejection, and a mood that abruptly changes from sad, into a very happy mood as a direct response to a particular event.
- Bipolar Depression or Manic Depression
It is characterized by a complex mood type of disorder that switches between times of clinical depression and moments of extreme mania. It has subtypes; Bipolar I, has a history of one manic depression, and without experience in major depression; Bipolar II, has one major depression episode, or has one hypomanic episode.
5 natural ways to deal with depression
Prevention should be the first on the list. If you are suffering under depression, you should know when you are going to be attacked, and what situation can trigger that attack. Better yet, you know it, so try to get away from it. Prevent yourself into attacking yourself.
- Living healthy
Eat healthy diet, get enough rest and sleep, take herbal supplements and exercise—these are all you need to cope with whatever depression you are suffering.
- Commune with mother nature and be creative.
Peace of mind is so elusive. Lack of peace of mind due to life changing events will lead you into depression. One way to overcome depression is to visit Mother Nature. When you’re at peace, to avoid thinking of something that is not good, do something creative. Paint, plant flowers, or even do cross stich while you are sitting at your porch.
- Use your brains
Don’t be shy to tell someone that can help you cope with it. Consult an expert, and undergo therapy.
You have a friend to call? Go ahead and do that. Don’t isolate yourself, it may worsen the situation.
Coping with itDepression is not a bad attitude that you should be ashamed of. It is like a problem that needs to be solved. It may change your life, and you have the key to make your life better. Accept it and deal with it.
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