Major Types Of Major Depressive Disorder

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Major Depressive Disorder
Major depressive disorder is a mood disorder in which a person experiences low mood, loss of interest, and diminished self-esteem. Symptoms of depression take over every part of a person. It can hinder emotions, bodily utilities, behaviors, and thoughts. Depression is a common mood disorder and can affect any age group. Depression occurs when a person experiences a loss of self-esteem. Such as doing badly in a class, the loss of a loved one, or losing a career. Mild symptoms may go unnoticed and will not affect everyday life. More severe symptoms can become enervating and can last for extended periods of time. Identification or diagnosis of the disease depends on the harshness and extent of the symptoms. “Anhedonia” is when a person loses interest in life. Even when a person attempts to do something which they once enjoyed, they can no longer find delight in anything. Some people experiencing depression may find themselves wanting to sleep in excessive amounts while others cannot seem to be able to sleep. Some people may lose their appetite while others turn to food for comfort. People with depression lack energy and may even have constant fatigue while others cannot sit still. They may also have problems with decision making and may lack the ability to concentrate. Depression is a strange disorder in that the symptoms can be at different ends of the spectrum. Depression symptoms lasting longer than two weeks are often diagnosed as major depressive…
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