Types of Depression

Types of Depression

  There are many different forms of depression. One label does not suit all the forms!   "Persistent depressive disorder (also called dysthymia) is a depressed mood that lasts for at least two years. A person diagnosed with persistent depressive disorder may have episodes of major depression along with periods of less severe symptoms, but [...]

What’s NOT in the DSM: Manic Symptoms

What’s NOT in the DSM: Manic Symptoms

    Appetite loss While the DSM mentions the possibility of appetite loss during depression, it does not do the same for mania. I could go the entire day before realizing that I didn't have a single thing to eat! Is it just me? "Marbles" also mentioned this, so it makes me think that I'm [...]

Bipolar Disorder: Broken Down

Bipolar Disorder: Broken Down

‚ÄúDepression is a painfully slow, crashing death.   Mania is the other extreme, a wild roller coaster run off its tracks, an eight ball of coke cut with speed. It's fun and it's frightening as hell.   Some patients - bipolar type I - experience both extremes; other - bipolar type II - suffer depression [...]