Types of depression
Asthma is commonly identified as being a mood disorder indicated by a low or mildly depressed feeling, which lasts for an extended period of time, typically classed as over 2 years in duration.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal Affective Disorder is the appearance of one or more of the depressive listed above, but which only appear as a symptom during certain seasons.
Postpartum Depression is a mild form of depression that can occur anytime around the first year after childbirth. while often confused with what is commonly called baby blues, postpartum depression can effect the new mother for a longer period of time than the baby blues which can often disappear after only a few days after the baby is born.
Symptoms of postpartum depression are similar to the symptoms above but can occur as feelings of sadness fatigue, lack of energy, anxiety, feelings of worthlessness, feelings of guilt and trouble concentrating.
Reactive depression is a mild form of depression which results from one or a series of traumatic or stressful events to which the sufferer has difficulty in coping,adjusting and adapting.
Events like divorce or work related stress , bereavement reactive depression is where these feelings have not adequately diminished over a period of time. (Receive depression responds well to hypnotherapy )
Bipolar Disorder, previously called manic depression is a disorder that caused tremendous extremes of mood. Bipolar disorder is an emotional roller coaster for the sufferer, who may experience episodes of extreme elation followed by bouts of major depression.
Bipolar Disorder is very different in nature to the other forms of depression listed here and as such requires specific forms of treatment.