This is the most severe category of depression.
Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a range of symptoms that may include feeling depressed most of the time, loss of pleasure, feelings of worthlessness, and suicidal thoughts, as well as physical states that may affect eating and sleeping.
Bipolar Depression – What is Bipolar Disorder? (Manic Depression) The distinguishing characteristic of Bipolar Disorder, as compared to other mood disorders, is the presence of at least one manic episode. Additionally, it is presumed to be a chronic condition because the vast majority of individuals who have one manic episode have additional episodes in the […]
Bipolar Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) Bipolar Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) is a type of Bipolar Disorder (also known as “manic-depressive illness” or “manic depression”). Like the other kinds of Bipolar Disorder, Bipolar NOS is a complex mood disorder characterized by dramatic mood swings – from hypomania/mania and/or irritable to sad and […]