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DEPRESSION

by Phillips Clinic on 12/01/20

Are you depressed? 

The symptoms of depression may surprise you. More than 5 million men in the U.S. experience depression each year.

Clinical depression can cause sadness and a loss of interest in once pleasurable activities. But depression can sometimes manifest in different ways in different people.  

Depression Symptoms

fatigue

difficulty concentrating

irritability

stomach ache or back ache

sleeping too much or too little

anger or hostility

stress

anxiety

substance abuse

sexual dysfunction

indecision

suicidal thoughts

Depression Types

All depression types are not the same. Learn about the different types of depression, the signs and symptoms, and talk to your doctor about treatment

Major Depression

Major depression is characterized by a pervasive and persistent low mood that is accompanied by low self-esteem and by a loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities.

Chronic Depression (Dysthymia)

Atypical Depression

Many people with depression don't have the typical symptoms. Symptoms can include weight gain, sleeping too much, and feeling anxious.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression may be mistaken for “baby blues” (which lasts up to 2 weeks) at first — but the signs and symptoms are more intense and last longer, eventually interfering with your ability to care for the newborn baby and handle other daily tasks. Symptoms usually develop within the first few weeks after giving birth, but may begin later — up to six months after birth. 

Bipolar Depression 

(Manic Depression)

Bipolar depression include mood swings of bipolar depression (manic depression) from the elated highs of mania to the major depression lows.

Seasonal Depression (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. For most people with SAD, symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping energy and causing moodiness. 

Psychotic Depression

Psychotic depression includes psychosis,  hallucinations (such as hearing voices ), delusions (such as, intense feelings of worthlessness, failure, or having committed a sin) or some other break with reality. 

Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome occurs when you take medications that cause high levels of the chemical serotonin to accumulate in the body

Serotonin syndrome can occur when the dose of such a drug is increased or added.

If you believe you or a loved one suffers from any of the symptoms of depression, make an appointment with your Phillips provider .

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