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.
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