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Forms of Depression (Mood Disorders)

Types of Depression Treated at CFI

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or clinical depression: Episodes of major depression, separated by at least two months, with severe symptoms affecting how one feels, thinks and handles daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, attending school or working

Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD), formerly called dysthymia disorder: MDD episodes lasting for at least two years, along with periods of less severe symptoms

Postpartum Depression: Severe, long-lasting depression, both during pregnancy and after delivery, making it difficult for new mothers to care for themselves and/or their babies.

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Characterized by the onset of depression during winter months with less natural sunlight and often accompanied by social withdrawal, increased sleep and weight gain

Psychotic Depression: Individuals with some form of psychosis also experiencing severe depression 

Bipolar Depression: Differing from clinical depression and requiring different treatment yet meeting the criteria for major depression

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