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Over 350 Million people worldwide suffer from depression.
People with depression tend to have a change in appetite.
Perinatal Depression This occurs near childbirth, or after delivery. Feelings of extreme sadness, exhaustion, and others, make it difficult for the mother to take care of her child.
Seasonal Effective Disorder Depression during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight. Often lifts after Winter, and comes back around then every year.
There are four kinds of depression. Bipolar Disorder is technically not depression.
Persistent Depressive Disorder This is a depression that lasts for at least two years.
Psychotic Depression Often occurs when someone has a severe form of depression, plus some form of psychosis, like hearing or seeing upsetting things that others cannot see or hear.
They will often have unreasonable angry outbursts.
They can have difficulty sleeping, wake up in the early morning, or sleep in far too much.
It can be treated in many different ways. A very interesting way to treat it is ECT Therapy, or Electroconvulsive Therapy. This is where they apply electric impulses to the brain. It does not hurt.
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