FACTS AND STATS ABOUT DEPRESSION
1. Atypical depression doesn't present all the time.
2. Situational depression
brought on by specific events or situations like death of a beloved one, illness, injury, divorce, abusive relationships, financial difficulties, legal troubles.
3. Seasonal depression
is a major depressive disorder related to certain seasons.
4. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Some women might feel more emotional in the days leading up to their period.
5. Perinatal depression
occurs during pregnancy or within four weeks of childbirth.
6. Depressive psychosis.
Some people with major depression go through periods of losing touch with reality.
7. Bipolar disorder.
Consists of periods when you feel very happy, alternating with episodes of depression.
8. Persistent depression
lasts for 2 or more years.
9. Major depression.
People with major depression experience symptoms most of the time, every day.
Symptoms may vary:
increased or decreased appetite, weight gain/loss, eating disorders (binge eating, food cravings), excessive alcohol intake, smoking, sleep problems, insomnia, heaviness in your body/arms/legs, feeling of rejection, sensitivity to criticism, aches and pains, crying, sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, tiredness, lack of energy, inability to concentrate or memorise things, social withdrawal, unworthiness, headaches, migraines, despair, irritability, anger, mood swings, panic attacks.