Depression is something that we all may have felt we experienced at one point or another. I know there were times for me when I didn’t want to get out of bed, be around people, feel like talking. And sometimes when I go through things these feelings/emotions still present themselves.
However clinically in order for you to be diagnosed with depression you have to fit certain criterion.
There are also different classification of depression such as :
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder ,
Major Depressive Disorder
Persistent Depressive Disorder
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Substance/Medication - induced Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder due to another medical condition
Other specified Depressive Disorder
Unspecified Depressive Disorder
The common theme amongst all of these disorders are the presence of irritable moods accompanied by somatic and cognitive changes that will affect a persons ability to function.
The Difference between all of these are the timing , duration and etiology ( the cause , or manner of causation of a disease or a condition )
If there is a particular disorder that you see up here that you would like me to elaborate more on drop it in the comment section and I’ll be sure to do it as soon as possible.
Disclaimer : I will NOT be diagnosing via this site. This information is only to be used for educational purposes as I feel it is important for us to understand the diseases and disorders that plague our communities.