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Types of Depression

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Major Depressive Disorder

This type of depression involves symptoms that interfere with the ability to work, sleep, study, eat and enjoy life. An episode can occur only once in a person's lifetime, but more often, a person has several episodes. We also diagnose and treat Mild, Moderate, and Severe Depressive Order.

Triggers

Chemical imbalance, adverse childhood events, chronic medical conditions, bereavement, and other stressful events

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Postpartum Depression

Also known as Perinatal Depression, this type of depression occurs during or after pregnancy and is characterized by severe mood swings, exhaustion, insomnia, loss of appetite, hopelessness and difficulty bonding with the baby that could last longer than months.

Triggers

Hormonal fluctuations

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CONCERNED ABOUT THE INHALER SHORTAGE?

  • First, don’t panic - check your inhaler to make sure it still has medicine
  • If necessary, you can likely use your expired albuterol inhaler as it is probably still at least partially effective
  • If you can’t get a refill on your metered dose inhaler, contact your allergist or healthcare provider as there are other options available which they can prescribe
  • It is important that you not overuse your albuterol inhaler, as one canister should last for months
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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

PMDD is a severe form of PMS that includes extreme mood shifts, sadness, hopelessness, irritability, or anger.

Triggers

Hormonal fluctuations

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Persistent Depressive Disorder

Also known as Dysthymia, this type of depression is characterized by a depressed mood that lasts for at least 2 years. A person diagnosed with persistent depressive disorder may have episodes of major depression along with periods of less severe symptoms, but symptoms must last for 2 years.

Triggers

Stressors

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CONCERNED ABOUT THE INHALER SHORTAGE?

  • First, don’t panic - check your inhaler to make sure it still has medicine
  • If necessary, you can likely use your expired albuterol inhaler as it is probably still at least partially effective
  • If you can’t get a refill on your metered dose inhaler, contact your allergist or healthcare provider as there are other options available which they can prescribe
  • It is important that you not overuse your albuterol inhaler, as one canister should last for months
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Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAD is a type of depression that is characterized by an onset of depression during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight. The depression generally lifts during spring and summer. Risk factors include living further away from the equator; Women experience this 4x more than men.

Triggers

Lack of natural sunlight during the winter

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