Struggling with depression can be extremely difficult, especially if you’re unsure of why you’re depressed. Often, those with chronic depression might not be able to pinpoint a specific reason why they’re feeling down, making a self-diagnosis particularly difficult. That’s why the online depression therapy experts from ACT Teletherapy have collected some important information about diagnosing and treating depression here!
What Disorders Cause Depression Symptoms?
There are a number of physical and mental disorders that can cause symptoms of depression. Although when suffering depression as a result of one of these disorders doesn’t necessarily mean you’re suffering from chronic depression, it’s still important to be aware of them. Some of the most common include:
- Persistent Depressive Disorder: Although less severe than chronic depression, persistent depressive disorder, also known as dysthymia, is a recurring form of depression. It’s not as crippling as severe depression, but can impact your daily life, nonetheless.
- Bipolar Disorder: Those diagnosed with bipolar I or II will experience mood swings ranging from extreme highs to extreme lows. It can be difficult to distinguish bipolar disorder from chronic depression.
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: This is when hormone changes begin a week before your period and improve after your period begins. Often, they can start out very severe and will disappear completely after your period is over.
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