Depressive Disorders


Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent, pervasive feelings of sadness, emptiness, or irritability that significantly disrupt the ability to function. A global phenomenon affecting millions worldwide, depressive disorders vary across a multitude of factors, including duration and timing, but are treatable the right professional care.:

Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder is characterized by a two-week period of depressed mood for most of the day or markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all or almost all activities nearly every day. Along with one or both of these, other symptoms can include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, and recurrent thoughts of death.
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Persistent Depressive Disorder

Persistent depressive disorder is characterized by a depressed mood for most of the day, on more days than not, for a period of at least two years. Along with depressed mood, other symptoms can include low energy and self-esteem, difficulty making decisions, and feelings of hopelessness.
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