Young Adults Effected By Depression
Many teens experience depressed feelings during adolescence. Depressed or sad feelings are often confused with having the illness of depression. There are different forms of depressive disorders, which are Major Depression and Persistent Depressive Disorder and are categorized by the amount of time the person experiences these feelings. These forms can be specifically diagnosed further by the symptoms and unique circumstances that have developed in the depressive disorders. There are several types of medications that may be administered to the patient in order to suppress symptoms. Some claim that different types of therapy will suppress symptoms just as well as medication and may even cure depressive disorders.
There is a difference between feeling depressed and having a depressive disorder. Depressive disorders have an effect on the people around the person experiencing the illness as well as the effected person and causes interferences in their daily life. One form of depressive disorder is Major Depression which includes, “severe symptoms that interfere with your ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy life. An episode can occur once in a person’s lifetime, but more often, a person has several episodes,” according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Persistent Depressive Disorder is different from Major Depression because the NIMH, “(an affected person will experience a) depressed mood that lasts for at least two years,” but may, “ have episodes of major depression with periods of less severe symptoms but symptoms must last for two years.”
Another way to categorize this illness is by understanding the unique circumstances that have caused the depression and the symptoms that the person experiences. Somebody who has severe depression accompanied by delusions and/or hallucinations is experiencing Psychotic Depression. Postpartum Depression occurs after a woman gives birth as a result of,...