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There are many different types of depression, including:
This is a milder, chronic form of depression that can last for years at a time. In children and adolescents this form of depression often shows up as irritability. Symptoms of dysthymic disorder include:
This is a also commonly known as “manic depression.” A person with this disorder often experiences severe mood swings, from extremely depressed and irritable to overly excited or manic. Many also exhibit normal mood periods between the two extremes. Symptoms of a manic episode include:
People sometimes react emotionally to changes in the amount of daylight available. The most common examples of SAD are due to these two seasons:
After childbirth, a woman’s body and life change dramatically. As a result, some women become depressed. In rare instances, some mothers have violent thoughts about killing themselves or their baby.
If you or someone you know displays signs of post-partum depression, don’t wait for the problem to resolve itself. Get help now.
Adolescent Eating DisordersAnorexia nervosa and bulima are often linked to depression in teens and can affect the whole family. Einstein Healthcare Network doctors discuss warning signs, physical symptoms and treatment.
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