Major Depressive Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder can be characterized as feeling sad every day, for most of the day, while also losing interest in joyful and pleasurable activities. Major Depressive Disorder not only impacts the individual who is suffering, but also their family, friends, and the community where they reside. The person’s talent is lost, productivity is reduced, and relationships are impacted and broken.
- Depressed Mood
- Reduced interest in pleasurable activities
- Reduced appetite causing weight loss
- Increased appetite causing weight gain
- Poor sleep
- Increased sleep
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feeling worthless
- Excessive guilt
- Trouble concentrating
- Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
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Other Related Conditions
Bipolar Disorder, Type 2
Bipolar II is a condition on the bipolar spectrum in which a person experiences at least one episode of hypomania (a less severe form of mania) and at least one major depressive episode.
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)
Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a condition that occurs in childhood and is associated with extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts.