Types of depression

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What are the different ways you might experience depression?

There are a number of different types of depression, and the symptoms of each can vary in terms of how intense they are, and how long they last.

Some of the ways you can experience depression include:

  • Depression that lasts for a lengthy period of time, but may come with fewer symptoms. This is sometimes referred to as persistent depressive disorder.
  • Depression that is very intense and impacts your daily life, but may not last for a considerably long period. This is sometimes referred to as major depressive disorder.
  • Depression that could start during the darker, colder winter months and might lift once it gets lighter and warmer. This is sometimes referred to as seasonal depressive disorder.
  • Depression that occurs during or after pregnancy. This is sometimes referred to as antenatal or postnatal depression. This type of depression doesn’t just happen for women.
I started experiencing bad anxiety and depression after my daughter was born and she developed a sleep disorder known as parasomnia.
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