Some Types of Depression
MDD is the most common form of depression, affecting roughly 16 million adults. But there are a other types of depression.
Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
Persistent, long term depression, that has been continuous for at least 2 years. This may be especailly common in people of color.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
In this form of depression, triggered by hormones, the symptoms begin about a week before a woman’s period, lasting for the first few days of menstruation.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
A type of depression where the sufferer is depressed during a particular time frame. It is most common in winter, during cold and short days when there is less sun, although some people have the opposite pattern.