symptoms of depression :

  • depressed mood most, feeling sad, empty, irritable...
  • little interest in the things that used to bring pleasure and fun
  • change in appetite, weight loss or gain without trying
  • insomnia or hypersomnia
  • fatigue and loss of energy
  • feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt
  • low self-esteem
  • trouble concentrating and indecisiveness
  • hopelessness, recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

    types of depression :
    major depressive disorder : this disorder is characterized by a depressed mood or loss of interest in pleasure for at least two weeks.
    dysthymia : this disorder is characterized by a mild or moderate chronic state of depression for at least two years (or at least 1 year in children and teenagers).
    seasonal affective disorder : also known as sad, this disorder is a kind of major depression which occurs during the fall and winter months, caused by the lack of sunlight, which helps the brain produce melatonin. melatonin is a chemical in the brain that controls the body's sleeping and eating habits.
    bipolar or manic-depression : this disorder is characterized by extreme "mood swings", a cycle between depression and mania. mania is characterized by feeling overly elated, irritable, unusually energetic or inability to sleep, trouble staying focused, and making decisions or acting in a way that will later be regretted. each phase, clinically, is said to last at least one week.

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