Now that we have covered the different types of depression and the symptoms and treatment options, we will discuss the range of other ailments that share many of the same characteristics as depression. These ailments are known as anxiety disorders.
Three main types of depression are major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and dysthymic disorder.
Physical Effects of Depression
The extent of physical effects of depression depends on the severity of the depression you are experiencing. For people with mild forms of depression (Dysthymia), it may last for months or even years and individuals who do not get proper and individualized medical treatment may progress into severe depression or a psychotic state.
Bipolar depression experiences a roller-coaster symptom of excitement and loneliness. They may experience a rapid mood swings from lonely to manic attacks. This major form of depression shows a wide-range of full-blown emotional imbalances which interfere with normal activities such as work, study, family affairs and social responsibility.
Since this condition is basically a neurological problem, it may spin off a host of other mental and physical problems which may make it difficult to perform your usual activities. Pathologically apathetic individuals tend to avoid their friends and colleagues, which respond in kind with irritable moods and expressions.
Individuals with this condition tend to be very worrisome and exhaust themselves into thinking that other people do not care about their concerns or problems. Some may experience palpitations which could lead to a major cardiovascular disease.
Due to consistent worrying and being unable to maintain an adequate amount of sleep, severely depressed individuals are less able to keep their daily activities together and maintain a good relationship with their peers.
These and other problems are effective health de-stabilizers and these same symptoms can manifest in many health complications.
Effects of Anxiety Disorders
This is a normal occurrence, but when the worry becomes extreme, it may lead to physical problems including heart palpitations, tremors, nausea, or breathing difficulties. This is known as a panic or anxiety attack.
Social Anxiety Disorder is a common form of anxiety where people constantly fear the criticism of others.
People who have a lot of fears may develop anxiety when faced with the item of their phobia.
When someone experiences an anxiety attack as a result of having to leave their home, the condition is known as agoraphobia.
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