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Related to depressive disorder: Depressive personality disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Manic depressive disorder

depressive disorder

Psychiatry Any of a number of conditions characterized by one or more depressive episodes–major DD, depressed mood–dysthymic disorder and adjustment disorder with depressed mood, and those that do not fit the criteria of other conditions–aka, DD not otherwise specified

Patient discussion about depressive disorder

Q. My cousin who is 28 yrs old and doubted as depressed disorder. My cousin who is 28 yrs old and doubted as depressed disorder. What are the defining characteristics of this disorder?

A. Maverick, In the manic phase: elated or irritable mood, decreased need for sleep, grandiosity, distractibility, high energy, pressure of speech, racing thoughts, impulsive or risky behavior. In depression: sad mood, loss of interest, suicidal feelings, fatigue, insomnia, inability to concentrate or make decisions, and feelings of worthlessness.

Q. what causes manic depression disorder?? how do you become bipolar?

A. ost scientists now agree that there is no single cause for bipolar disorder (manic depression).there is a strong genetic connection to it, but there are also unknown environmental causes. they know this from research on identical twins, one twin can have an outburst and the other- none. but from what i read there is extensive research on that area with all those new imaging equipment, so i guess we are close then ever to finding out :)

Q. Is depression related to bipolar if so then how is bipolar disorder different from depression?

A. Hi Samir,
The major difference between bipolar disorder and depression is the mood swings. Someone with depression will move between balanced emotional state and a depressive state. Where someone with bipolar disorder will cycle between mania and depression. A depression experienced by someone with bipolar disorder can be more severe than major depression as Wwson said above, it may also last longer or cycle more rapidly. I hope this answers your question.

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