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What are the types of depression?
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Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Very Basically
Melancholic depressions are severely gloomy with a loss of joy, appetite, weight & insomnia.
Atypical depressions are associated with interpersonal rejection sensitivity, severe fatigue, increased appetite & excessive sleep. Bipolar depressions occur in people who also have periods of mania (excessively elevated & impulsive moods), while people with unipolar depression do not have manic states.

In brief: Very Basically
Melancholic depressions are severely gloomy with a loss of joy, appetite, weight & insomnia.
Atypical depressions are associated with interpersonal rejection sensitivity, severe fatigue, increased appetite & excessive sleep. Bipolar depressions occur in people who also have periods of mania (excessively elevated & impulsive moods), while people with unipolar depression do not have manic states.
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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Types
Diagnostically, there is adjustment d/o, dep; seasonal affective d/o; dysthymic d/o; and major deression of which there are a number of subtypes.
Cyclical depression can also be diagnosed as bipolar d/o. Finally, there is depression not otherwise specified for those not meeting diagnostic criteria for the others.

In brief: Types
Diagnostically, there is adjustment d/o, dep; seasonal affective d/o; dysthymic d/o; and major deression of which there are a number of subtypes.
Cyclical depression can also be diagnosed as bipolar d/o. Finally, there is depression not otherwise specified for those not meeting diagnostic criteria for the others.
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