Life is very uncertain. It comes with a package of high points and low points. High points in your life give you immense happiness and strength while low points leave you sadness. Depression is one such phase where the low points in your life don’t seem to end, maybe lasting for weeks or even months. During this phase you even try to run away from your daily routine. Depression can be stated as a medical illness that includes your mind, soul, body, thoughts and your mood. It has as adverse effect on the way you behave and eat; it can also affect your sleep and the way to think about yourself and other things surrounding you.

Depression cannot be combined to a feeling of being low or feeling blue as it does not last for few hours or couple of days. It is such a phase that cannot be easily resolved.

Types of Depression:

There are various kinds of depression. They are:

  • Major Depressive Disorder:

This type of depression is also known as major depression. This depression is a mixture of many symptoms that affects the person’s capability to eat, sleep, work enjoy hobbies and study.

  • Dysthymic Disorder: 

Dysthymic Disorder is also known as dysthymia. It is a type of depression that stays for an elongated period of time maybe two years or even more than that. As compared to Major Depressive Depression, the symptoms are less harsh, but it will not allow you to lead a normal living or will make you feel unwell.

Apart from the above mentioned types of depressions, there are a few more which have different characteristics. They may commence after a particular event and they are described as follows:

  • Psychotic Depression:

It is a type of depression which crops up when a stern depressive illness happens with some form of psychosis, such as a break with reality, hallucinations, and delusions.

  • Postpartum Depression:

This is a type of depression is identified when a new mother has met with a major depressive phase within a period on one month of delivery.

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):

This type of depression is mainly witnessed during rainy season when there is a shortage of natural sunlight.