Major Depression

Hey guys. Welcome to this video on Major Depression. Major depression is also referred to as unipolar
or major depressive disorder. Major depression is indicated by chronic feelings of sadness and a lack of enjoyment in activies one use to enjoy. Now, the term unipolar depressive disorder is used to highlight how it is different from bipolar disorder. With bipolar disorder a person goes up and
down between depression and mania. Well, with unipolar depressive disorder or
Major depression a person is only experiencing those low, lows (hence the prefix “uni”). Major Depression is really just a big category
that more specific depressions fit under. So, let’s take a look at the different types
of Major Depression, there are five. The first type that we will talk about is
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression
that occurs during certain seasons then passes. It is most common during the fall and winter
months. SAD may be due to the the reduced amount of
sunlight during the winter months, although some do experience SAD during the spring and
summer months. People with SAD may have an imbalance in serotonin,
which is a hormone that affects your mood. They, also, may produce an excessive amount
of melatonin and a deficient amount of vitamin D. Depression symptoms of SAD may include: Sadness, carb cravings and weight gain, fatigue, irritability, feelings of emptiness, lack of desire to do things one used to enjoy, trouble sleeping, and thoughts of suicide So, that is Seasonal Affective Disorder, next
we will talk about Psychotic Depression. Psychotic depression exists in someone who
has severe depression as well as a form of psychosis. Psychotic depression is most common in people
who have experienced traumatic events in their past, or perhaps are still walking through
traumatic events. This psychosis may be in the form of hallucinations,
or delusions. Hallucinations could be hearing and/or seeing
things that others cannot see. Next, we will look at Melancholic depression. Melancholic depression is generally categorized by extreme weight lose and lose of enjoyment in activities one used to enjoy doing. Generally, the person feels similar to how someone might feel when grieving the death of a loved one. A person with Melancholic depression feels almost incapable of experiencing pleasure in any part of life. In order to be diagnosed with melancholic
depression one must display at least 3 of Feelings of emptiness, and loneliness. This is not something that is just do to an
event that may prompt feelings of sadness. This is a much more intense feeling than that. Feelings of heaviness are consistently worse
in the morning. It may involve waking up a couple of hours
earlier than normal. Anorexia, or extreme loss of weight
Irregular movement, irritability, slowing of movement The last type we will discuss is Catatonic
Depression. It is very common in someone with catatonic
depression, to sit without any movement and without saying anything for a long period
of time. Symptoms of Catatonic Depression include: Motionlessness
Sleeplessness Irregular movement
Body twitches Sadness
Loss of enjoyment in activities Quick weight lose or weight gain Changes in ones appetite Issues getting out of bed
Irritability Fatigue
Feelings of worthlessness Trouble thinking, and concentrating I hope that this video over the types of major
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