Types of Depression
The information provided below is not comprehensive, but rather provides a general overview of the most common associated features.
There are two general types of depression, that can often blend together: Situational and Clinical. Situational Depression is a depression that stems from an event but last longer than is expected. It is often just a single episode. Clinical Depression doesn’t always relate to any particular event and may come on slowly without a precursor. It is often re-occurring and often needs pharmacological interventions. Medications are recommended for at least 6 months after the first episode of depression. After the second episode there is a 70% chance of experiencing a second episode. After a third episode there is a 90% chance the depression will re-occur without medications.
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