The different faces of depression

What is severe/moderate/mild depression?

The severity of depressive symptoms can be divided into three categories: mild, moderate and severe depression.  Mild depression: In the case of mild depression, all criteria for depression are met, but the depressed person can still keep up with everyday chores, work and social relationships. The depressive symptoms are not always apparent to other people. …

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What is treatment-resistant depression?

Treatment-resistant depression occurs when a patient has undergone one or several evidence-based treatments for depression (such as taking antidepressant medication) without result. You could say that treatment-resistant depression is a form of depression where standard treatments aren’t enough. So, if you’ve had treatment for depression, but still experience the same symptoms, you may have treatment-resistant …

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Are there different types of depression?

Some types of depression have special traits or develop under special circumstances, for example: Persistent depressive disorder (Dysthymia): A type of depression that extends over a long period of time. The depressed mood and other depressive symptoms last for at least two years.  Postpartum depression: When a depressive episode occurs during pregnancy or after delivery. …

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