There are several types of depression. Persistent depressive disorder is depression that lasts two years or more. Atypical depression, also called depression with atypical features, involves common symptoms of depression with other, less common ones. These are increased appetite, heaviness in your arms or legs, and feelings of rejection. With atypical depression, your depression can lift temporarily in response to positive events.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is also not all the time, but is depression in response to the seasons. Typically, SAD occurs in the fall and winter months, but it can affect some people in spring and summer.
Bipolar disorder is characterized by intense highs called mania and depressive periods. Psychotic depression is when you have depression along with symptoms of psychosis, such as hallucinations or delusions.
Postpartum depression is having symptoms of depression after giving birth. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder is depression that coincides with the start of your period.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of any type of depression, it’s important to speak to a mental health professional. They can start you on a path to treatment and recovery.
If you are struggling with depression or a substance use disorder, there is hope. Amatus Recovery Centers offers high-quality treatment for mental health disorders and addiction in facilities across the country. Our staff—many of whom are in recovery themselves—are knowledgeable about the importance of treating co-occurring disorders together. Call an admissions specialist at 410-593-0005.