Types of Depression Depression and suicide is a serious thing that most people wouldn’t be comfortable talking about especially if they are going through it. Everyone at one point in their life had or have experienced depression, whether you are a child, teenager, or an elderly, it can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any place.
Depression is not just a person being sad and emotionally, but it is a serious illness that impacts you how you behave, think, and how you feel. Which there are many types depression and different symptoms that can tell what the person probably might be going through such as major depression, bipolar depression, psychotic depression, persistent depressive disorder, seasonal affective disorder, peripartum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, ‘situational’ depression, and atypical depressions.Peripartum Onset Depression About 7% of the Americans suffer and battles depression in every year (American Psychiatric Association, 2013; Kessler, Chiu, et al., 2005).
Depression is one of the most common disorder, which mostly happens to women than men. About 3%-6% of the women who starts their pregnancy or within weeks/months of giving birth they seem to go through depression call peripartum onset according to (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). The symptoms and signs for peripartum onset are being upset for the majority of the day and most days, losing enjoyment and interest in things, having a hard time sleeping (insomnia) or sleeping a lot (hypersomnia), being tired, feeling that they worthless, eating too much or eating less, and of course having thoughts of suicide. If the women experience a five (DSM-5) of the following types of signs and symptoms for two weeks, treatment can help with that. This treatment involves medical and psychological treatment.
Psychotic DepressionAnother type of depression is psychotic depression, it’s a type of major depression that includes a form of psychosis. Some symptoms that people might go through are being paranoia, this type of people think that anyone that comes close to them feels like they are going to harm them, others symptoms are delusional, and others might hallucinate. This only affects ¼ of the people who only seek help at the hospital for this type of depression. This can affect a person’s behavior by easily getting angry, others may not bathe or change clothes, and they are hard to talk to. It is important for these people to go seek for help at the hospital to get the most effective drug to calm this type of depression. They will most likely receive a combination of antidepressants and antipsychotic medications and are able to recover, for several months with continual medical.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)Premenstrual dysphoric disorder only happens to women when they start their period. “Many women experience abdominal pain or a headache, are tense, sad and irritable or feel bloated and uncomfortable in the days leading up to their period” (“Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder – National Library of Medicine – PubMed Health,” n.d.)