Depression is much more than feeling sad. It is a mood disorder that can interfere with everyday life. According to medical experts, there are a number of types of depression including: major depression, atypical depression, persistent depressive disorder (formerly called dysthymia), postpartum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and seasonal affective disorder. Depression with mania is known as bipolar disorder, or manic depression.
Having untreated depression can put your life on hold for months, if not years. Major depressive disorder can also lead to thoughts of suicide. If you experience one or more of these symptoms, talk to your doctor. The 28 main symptoms of depression, as explained by mental health professionals, are…
Feelings of Sadness
People who are depressed are most often described as “sad.” They may feel overwhelming sadness and the inability to be happy. This feeling may penetrate every part of their daily activities.