In the previous article "What is Depression, Some of its Types" I have discussed two main types of Depression, Major Depression and Atypical Depression. Psychotic Depression, a third type of depression, starts to hear and see imaginary things like sounds, voices and visuals that never exist like hallucinations or delusions. In this type of depression the sufferer come to believe that his or her thoughts are not his or her own or that other can hear their thoughts. Some of the victims of this disease know that these thoughts are not true and try to hide them because they feel that such thoughts may be shameful for them.
The fourth type of depression is Dysthymia, lies under the type of low-grade depression. The sufferers of this type of depression just walk around seeming depressed. It is the problem with the people of dysthymia that they experience little or no joy in their lives; they may be unable to remember a time when they felt happy, excited or inspired. They have a tough time enjoying things and having fun. The people with dysthymia worry habitually and criticized him or her being a failure, when they are withdrawn from their posts.
Dysthymia is a type of depression which affects women two to three times more than men. The diagnosis must be given for two years to the patients of such depression, and for children it's duration should be for one year. Remember that the mood of patient during medication may be irritable rather than sad or depressed.
Manic Depressive, 4th type of depression, is actually an emotional disorder characterized by changing mood shifts from depression to mania which can sometimes be quite rapid. Manic depressive illness is also known as bipolar disorder. Bipolar mean two poles, high and low, used for depression. It is actually a brain disorder that causes unusual changes in the person's mood, energy, and ability to function. This type of disorder affects both men and women. Manic depressive illness is found among people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, and social classes. Bipolar disorder not only affects the life of sufferer but also it is dangerous for caregivers. The sufferers of manic depressive illness have an extremely high rate of suicide. Bipolar I disorder refers to patients who have had at least one episode of Mania and Bipolar II disorder refers to patients who have had both hypomania and depressive episodes. The victim of bipolar disorder must have had a manic episode lasting for at least one week, in order to diagnose.