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Since most people get depressed from time to time, there is that eternal question if depression is indeed a illness. The answer is: yes. The clinical one, that is. It has been stated that about one out of 8 United States residents will likely become clinically depressed. Some experience it once in a lifetime, while others can have multiple episodes.

This kind of is a fact: if the person gets depressed the first time, there is a 40 percent chance that he will fall to the same predicament again. And come the 2nd time, you will find the threat that he will go to a third manic depression episode.

Manic depression is a real illness as it involves the mental, psychological and even physical performance of the person. This is not just a transitive sad feeling that will go away when one wants it to. You will find symptoms and signs as well as corresponding treatment. If not managed nicely and immediately, it may increase to worse conditions. Like any other illness, depression has also variations.

There are three types of depressive disorders: major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and dysthymic disorder.

Major depression is a culmination of all of the symptoms and signs that get involved with one’s capacity to take action normally. It may happen once, but continious episodes are a possibility.

Its less severe friend is dysthymia which is characterized by the same symptoms of major depression, only they do not totally interfere with one’s activities. A person that has dysthymic disorder could suffer major depression sometime during his lifetime.

Bipolar disorder is also a type of depressive disorder that involves drastic feeling changes, from being very high about a minute to significantly depressed the next. The mania cycle may make the individual hyper and overenthusiastic but it changes as soon as the stressed out cycle hits. The stressed out cycle has all the symptoms of depression.

Since depression is a health problem, there are symptoms. Again, they are the following:

1. Continious “empty” feeling

2. Serious hopelessness

3. Feeling guilty and worthless all the time

4. Absence or loss of passions in activities that used to bring happiness to the person and this includes sex.

5. Prominent fatigue

6. Has a difficult time {making|taking decisions

7. Development of sleep problems

8. Loss of appetite and drastic body change or loss

9. Suicidal attempts and desires.

10. Pronounced irritability

11. Physical aches and pains that have no physiological basis

Fortunately at the end of this dark tunnel called depression, there is great hope. Treatment is available in three types: psychotherapy, antidepressant medicine and the combo of both. Right now there are also times when electroconvulsive remedy (ECT) and light remedy are use.

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