8 Types Of Depression You Should Know

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Depression is the most commonly diagnosed mental health condition. The signs of depression are often hard to spot. But, did you know that the term “depression” can refer to multiple different diagnoses? Major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, atypical depression, and psychotic depression are some of the few that we discuss.

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Many people mistake depression for laziness, so we made a video on the signs you’re depressed, not lazy:

Writer: Ananya Sawarkar
Script Editor: Sidney Thompson
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Aury
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

Definitions of the various types of depression
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List of types of depression along with their symptoms
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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Retrieved from www.womenshealth.gov/menstrual-cycle/premenstrual-syndrome/premenstrual-dysphoric-disorder-pmdd

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