Types of depression
Identifying the type of depression you are going through is the first step towards healing. Scroll through to know them better.
The three main types of depressive disorders are:
Major Depressive Disorder
Unipolar or Major Depression sets in when you are diagnosed with five or more of the typical depression symptoms. The ability to work, sleep, study, eat and experience life in general is crippled in this case.
Treatment Resistant Depression
This form might be chronic or longstanding and it does not respond to antidepressants. Often Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is applied depending on the nature and severity of the condition.
Persistent/ Chronic Depressive Disorder
This symptom persists for at least two years during which you will be affected by episodes of major depression accompanied by at least two other depressive symptoms.
Also known as Dysthymia, this chronic form of depression interferes with your ability to function.