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Dysthymia (Mild, Chronic Depression): Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Dysthymia Depression comes in many different forms, one known as Dysthymia , also known as Persistent Depressive Disorder ( PDD ). Dysthymia is less severe and has fewer symptoms than  major depression . Although dysthymia is a milder form, symptoms can last for a long time, sometimes years. People suffering from dysthymia can also go through short periods of major depression . Dysthymia is less severe type of depression but nonetheless has long lasting effects on an individual. The symptoms are usually long terms but do not affect the day to day functioning of an individual as in the case of clinical depression. Some of the symptoms that individual suffer from are insomnia, poor appetite, low self esteem, irritability, low sex drive, feelings of hopelessness, and low fatigue or energy. However for an individual to be diagnosed with Dysthymia, the individuals will have to experience these symptoms for at least two years. Usually people who suffer from Dysthymia have a high risk of dev

Seasonal Depression: Dealing With and Preventing SAD

Seasonal Depression On a bright sunny day, we feel energetic, exuberant and all set to take up our routine for the day but when the weather changes into dark, gloomy and cold ambiance, we often tend to feel lazy and wish to just sit back and relax. This happens because our body takes energy from sun-rays and functions in a much better way. Such mood swings are often considered normal and healthy but if an individual experiences severe mood change as and when the seasons change or especially when it goes on to winter, then the condition may be referred as seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder ( SAD ). What is Seasonal Depression Seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder is a typical type of depression and malaise that occur and reoccurs at the special time in the year. Normally, it happens to people during the short days of winter. People suffering from this disorder tend to feel great during summer and spring but highly cynical in the days of winter. During the

Atypical Depression: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Atypical Depression Atypical Depression is characterized by mood fluctuation that is the ability to experience an improved mood as a response to positive events. People suffering from atypical depression will feel very depressed or a bit hopeful. This will depend on what sort of a situation they have faced recently. Their mood is likely to brighten quite a bit when eating out with friends, when they are watching a good movie, etc. However, when they happen to be alone once again, they are likely to sink back into the dark depths of depression. Atypical depression therefore is a kind of depression which is only a little different from major depression. Unlike major depression, the person suffering is able to experience at least some moments of elation and happiness. (See also ⇨  Different Types of Depression and Their Symptoms ) Symptoms of Atypical Depression Symptoms of atypical depression include oversleeping, weight gain, overeating and fatigue. In addition to the core symptoms o

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How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

How to Deal With the Depression It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or a challenging situation, but depression is a much deeper issue. Even when symptoms are minor, this condition is serious. Unfortunately, many people have committed suicide or even homicide because of not getting the care needed. In this article we tried to provide all the required information so you can learn about the truths of mental depression and discover how to deal with the depression . Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. In fact, globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, percentage of people experiencing depression (and anxiety) symptoms had a manifold rise. Depression affects not only the mind and behaviors, but also physical health, performance, and

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder Panic Attack A panic attack is a sudden or intense anxiety or fear. Panic attacks usually come with the following symptoms: dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, light headedness. Panic attacks are unpredictable and happen in a range of situations.     See also: Anxiety Attack Some people have only one or two in their lifetime, others will have a group of them which center around increasing stress in their life and for others it could be a daily event in which case it is caused a panic disorder. People who suffer on going panic attacks will generally develop a fear of having panic attacks and go on to avoid situations in which escape would be difficult. Some people who have social anxiety disorder often have panic attacks as part of their symptoms. These attacks are also called anxiety attacks and are usually resolved by removing the problem or trigger situation. What does panic attack feel like If you do have panic attacks y

Some Commonly Experienced Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders In this page we will discuss some of the anxiety disorder symptoms which are commonly experienced in generalized anxiety , post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks . It is important to note, however, that anxiety is capable of creating hundreds of different anxiety disorder symptoms, so this is by no means an exclusive list. Shortness of breath / Shallow Breath, and Smothering Sensations : This is one of the most common anxiety disorder symptoms - it may feel as though you aren’t getting enough air into your lungs or as though someone is pressing up against your chest cavity and restricting your air intake. This is just a harmless sensation! Don’t worry about it or be concerned that you aren’t breathing properly because you are! If you weren’t breathing properly you would be unconscious. As with all anxiety disorder symptoms, don’t give these sensations any credit, they will go away. FAQ :