Not all depression looks or acts the same. Neurocore Brain Performance Centers’ recent blog post details the eight different ways that depression takes hold.
- Major Depression
This is the most commonly known form. Its symptoms include the loss of interest in every day activities, agitation, lack of energy, and thoughts of suicide. Read more at dialdish.com about Neurocore.
- Persistent Depressive Disorder:
This is a form of major depression where the patient shows five or more symptoms of major depressive disorder for a very long time, typically two years or more.
- Bipolar Disorder:
Bipolar disorder and depression are closely linked. When many people with bipolar go into their “low” state, they suffer the symptoms of major depression.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder:
SAD is a seasonal form of depression caused by a lack of sunlight to produce serotonin in the brain. Light therapy is usually prescribed to combat it.
- Psychotic Depression:
This form occurs when people suffer both the symptoms of major depression as well as other psychotic conditions such as paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations. Follow Neurocore on facebook.com.
- Peripartum Depression:
Also known as Postpartum depression, this type is caused by the sharp fluctuations in hormones after giving birth, leading the woman to suffer the same symptoms as major depression.
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder:
Some women will experience major depression at the beginning of menstruation, caused by sharp changes in their hormone levels.
The other category exists because even with eight defined types of depression, not everyone’s symptoms match up. Frequently, they are situational, such as the depression caused by grief and loss.
Neurocore offers several health services for people suffering from all types of brain and mental health disorders, including all eight types of depression. They use cutting edge qEEG brainwave analysis to clearly diagnose what may be going on within the brain itself.
By using that perspective, doctors at Neurocore are able to provide a personalized treatment program that takes into account an individual’s specific brain chemistry. From there, patients can see lasting results and frequent, improved mental health.