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Mood Disorders: Clinical Depression

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Depression Depression has a lot of terms, diagnosis, names, and treatments. Another name for depression is also “clinical depression”. It is a mood disorder that has genetic, biological, psychological and environmental factors that play a big part in it. This disorder affects not only the mind, but body as well, with something called an “episode”. An episode is where a person can be depressed for weeks or months at a time. Clinical depression is not something that should be taken lightly. Depression can lead to thoughts of death, or even suicide, if not properly taken care of. Suicide is most commonly found in teen depression. With all the right treatment and medication, it can be helped.
People that have depression can sometimes seem fine
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Major depression has symptoms of: sadness, loss of interest in activities, restlessness, excessive guilt, etc. Dysthymia is a milder form of depression. Symptoms include eating or sleeping too much or too little, fatigue, poor concentration, low self-esteem, and hopelessness. This is not the same as all the rest, besides major. Moragne said “For teens to be diagnosed with Dysthymia, the symptoms must have been present for at least one year, with no more than two months of this period being symptom-free”. This disorder can also lead to bipolar…show more content…
The low will give out major symptoms of sadness, irritability, loss of energy, and even loss of appetite”. High mood swings are almost the opposite of low mood swings and can lead to extreme happiness, great energy, sleeping less, rapidly talking, and risky behavior. Some episodes and mood swings can last anywhere from weeks or even months. Atypical Depression is not typical. People with Atypical depression feel agitated, and they over eat, and sleep. They are also very sensitive to rejection. Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as S.A.D, affects people during certain parts of the seasons. Seasonal changes in sunlight typically make people become depressed in the fall and winter months, because of the loss of sunlight. Symptoms can include fatigue, excessive sleep, and increased appetite. The treatment for this type of disorder is pretty simple; sit in the sunlight, or sit in front of a special light almost like the
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