Symptoms And Symptoms Of The Depression

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Major depression is occurring when you feel depressed most of the time for most of the days of the week. Some symptoms for this type of depression include weight loss or weight gain, suicidal thoughts, being tired, having no energy, feeling guilty, and feeling worthless. Talking to a therapist can help with this. The doctor will usually make you meet with a mental health specialist who will help with the depression you’re feeling. Doctors also recommend antidepressants. If those two things don’t work, the other two options the doctor might give you are electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). rTMS uses a magnet to raise certain parts of the brain activity and ECT uses electrical pulses. What this does is that it helps the parts of your brain that manage your mood work better. In other words, lighten up your mood. Persistent Depressive Disorder is basically if your depression lasts for 2 years or more. Before they would refer to it as dysthymia. The symptoms for this depression include sleeping too much or too little, low self-esteem, changes in your appetite, also trouble concentrating and poor decision making. This can be either treated with medication, psychotherapy, or both at the same time. Bipolar disorder, which used to be known as manic depression is basically mood episodes where you go from an “up” mood to a low “depressive” mood. Medication is the main thing the doctor would suggest. Usually, lithium serves as a mood
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