There are eight types of depression, such as major depressive disorder. Suicidal thoughts are possible but severe depression treatment is out there.
There are eight types of depression and all of them can be severe. With any kind of depression, suicidal thoughts are possible and should be taken seriously. In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains the types of depression and what they mean for you. These include unipolar major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, disruptive mood disregulation disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, substance/medication induced depressive disorder and depressive disorder due to another medical condition. The importance of severe depression treatment options are also explained.
Preeti Parikh, MD serves as the Chief Medical Officer of HealthiNation. She is a board-certified pediatrician practicing at Westside Pediatrics, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson. She holds degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has completed post-graduate training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.