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Types of Depression

We all go through mood changes with periods of grief and deep sadness. However, when they last longer than usual or disrupt your daily lives, these can be a symptom of depression. The condition has different effects on various people. If left untreated, it can lead to many serious complications. In this article, we will take a look at 9 common types of depression and their typical symptoms.

Major Depression

Major depression is the most common form of depression. The symptoms tend to occur on a daily basis for weeks or months. Some typical signs include grief, gloom, trouble sleeping, fatigue, lethargy, change in eating habits, unexplained aches, suicidal thoughts, constant anxiety or worry, feelings of hopelessness, lack of concentration, loss of interest in hobbies, as well as memory issues. Some people can have only a single episode, while others could experience the condition during their lifetime. Regardless of the duration, major depression would significantly reduce the quality of your life. [1]