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Are there specific types of depression?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depression

Agree with dr. Passer. Also, depression that does not fit any of the above classifications is termed depression nos (not otherwise specified).

In brief: Depression

Agree with dr. Passer. Also, depression that does not fit any of the above classifications is termed depression nos (not otherwise specified).
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depression

Agree with dr. Passer. Also, depression that does not fit any previous categories, called depression nos (not otherwise specified).

In brief: Depression

Agree with dr. Passer. Also, depression that does not fit any previous categories, called depression nos (not otherwise specified).
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

People experience depression differently and there are different types such as "atypical", "melancholic", "treatment resistant", "recurrent", or "psychotic" among others.
Some are recognized formally in the dsm-iv and some are not. Each may have different treatment approaches, however.

In brief: Yes

People experience depression differently and there are different types such as "atypical", "melancholic", "treatment resistant", "recurrent", or "psychotic" among others.
Some are recognized formally in the dsm-iv and some are not. Each may have different treatment approaches, however.
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Some of the types are: major depression-single episode or recurrent, mild, moderate or severe, with or without psychosis; dysthymia; adjustment disorder with depressed mood; bipolar disorder-most recent episode depressed; schizoaffective disorder-depressed type; cyclothymia; bipolar ii disorder; depression due to a physical problem such as hypothyroidism and postpartum depression.

In brief: Yes

Some of the types are: major depression-single episode or recurrent, mild, moderate or severe, with or without psychosis; dysthymia; adjustment disorder with depressed mood; bipolar disorder-most recent episode depressed; schizoaffective disorder-depressed type; cyclothymia; bipolar ii disorder; depression due to a physical problem such as hypothyroidism and postpartum depression.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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2 comments
Dr. Kevin Passer
Thanks Dr. Ali. I was afraid I may have not remembered all of the different types. like Depression Not Otherwise Specified, as you mentioned, also known as Atypical Depression.
Dr. Alan Ali
My pleasure Dr. Passer.
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