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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.
Grief & LossFeelings of denial, shock and sickness are common emotions when dealing with the death of a loved one. Doctors discuss health implications of loss and overall wellbeing.
Suicide PreventionOver a million people attempt suicide in a year worldwide, yet most people do not realize it until it happens to someone close to you. Our physicians discuss the warning signs to watch out for and steps for prevention.
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