Six Types Of Depression

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There are six types of depression. The types of depression are; Major depression, Persistent depressive disorder,Psychotic depression, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder and manic depressive illness. From the organization NIH it states that “Major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. About 6.7% of U.S adults experience major depressive disorder a year (NIH). Women are 70 % more likely than men to experience depression during their lifetime. Non-Hispanic blacks are 40% less likely than non-Hispanic whites to experience depression during their lifetime. The average age of onset is 32 years old. Additionally, 3.3% of 13 to 18 year olds have experienced a seriously debilitating depressive …show more content…
A person diagnosed with persistent depressive disorder may have episodes of major depression along with periods of less severe symptoms, but symptoms must last for 2 years.” Persistent depressive disorder is a very serious type of depression and is usually mistaken for someone being “Emo” , “goth” or just a “sad person”. Persistent depressive disorder is also known as Dysthymia and is most commonly seen in adults. Dysthymia is most commonly found in adults but many people suffering from dysthymia have been suffering from it since they were children but did not realize it (thought they were just sad). People with PDD often have moments where they go silent and have no type of emotion towards things. During this period of time the individual becomes extremely quiet and distant from …show more content…
From the NIH organization it states that “Postpartum depression, which is much more serious than the "baby blues" that many women experience after giving birth, when hormonal and physical changes and the new responsibility of caring for a newborn can be overwhelming. “ Postpartum depression is a real type of depression and many people think that it is just women being emotionally after giving birth. From the organization NIH it states that “It is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of women experience postpartum depression after giving birth.” A lot of women with postpartum depression think they are just a little sad and think they are not suffering from a mental illness. A lot of mothers with postpartum depression come to hate their baby and in some events kill their baby and then kill themselves because of postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is seen as a joke in many people 's eyes when it is not and should be dealt with

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