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Also known as major depressive disorder or unipolar depression. With this type, you may experience depression symptoms every day, usually independent of your relationship with friends or family or the situation around you. The symptoms can last for weeks or months.
People experiencing manic or bipolar disorder experience times where they feel extremely happy, followed by episodes of severe depression. In more serious cases these episodes can be accompanied by hallucinations or delusions.
This is a type of major depressive disorder usually occurring during pregnancy or within four weeks of childbirth. However, it can be experienced up until the baby’s first birthday. This condition affects 10-20% of childbearing women.
This is also known as adjustment disorder with depressed mood. It’s very similar to major depression in its symptoms. The key difference is that this type is triggered by a specific event or situation, for example, the death of a loved one, serious illness, or a life-threatening event.