Different types of depression

Does different types of depression effect others differently

All About Me

I am a 15 year old girl named Monae Hazwood. I've been bullied numerous times in my life but the 5th grade changed me the most and I suffered a lot till this day. Depression means a lot to me because I know the feeling when you want to give up and just forget everything. This blog will help others cope and educate themselves with the the situations they suffer from everyday. "Depression Kills" about 20 million people in the United States suffer from depression every day. So what can we all do about it? Well, there are numerous of conclusions to come up with to solve this situation. This is why this blog is important, because that 20 million portion of people in the U.S., has to find something to feel confident about. So why not help?
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This picture explains the common emotions of a depressed person on the daily.

What is Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that causes constant feelings of sadness, and loss of interest. Another word for depression is major depressive disorder or clinical depression. This disorder affects the way you think and behave. It can not only do this but it can also lead to a verity of emotional and physical problems. People with this disorder may have a difficult time with day- to- day activities and may also feel that life is not worth living. Depression is more than just having the blues for one day its further. This disorder is not a simple weakness to get over in a day or two it takes time. This may take long-term treatment, most people with this disorder feel better with either medication, psychological counseling or both.

Depression (major Depression)-mayo Clinic." By Mayo Clinic Staff, n.d. Web. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/basics/definition/con-20032977>.

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The Science of Depression

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This explains how the brain develops depression and the science of it

Explanation of Topic

I know myself that depression kills, and you can't treat it as if its not a big deal. When you have depression you have to make sure that you take care of it as soon as your diagnosed with it. You can't just snap out of depression either this disorder really takes time. When being depressed it is better to make sure you talk to a friend or someone very close to you about it so you could maybe feel a little better about the situation and to have support. I really would like to know what triggers this disorder, is it bullying? or maybe lack of confidence? I'd really want to know why this happens. I'd also want to know the different myths and facts about depression, because I'm for sure there are lots of myths out there that people believe. On this blog i'd love for people to know exactly every detail about depression to educate themselves about it and also know how serious it is. I want people to know how important it is and how they could maybe even help others in need that could be struggling in this disorder. Lastly I want the support, support and care can help people with this disorder get through it they just need that push and someone to show them that they are loved and cared about despite what ever they've done because they're not in the correct state of mind or because they disappoint you. I want others to never give up on that person rather they accept your help or not.

The Different Types

According to the article Mayo Clinic, "Different Types Of Depression" There are several types of depression, these are the names "anxious distress, mixed features, melancholic features, atypical features, psychotic features, catatonia, peripartum onset, and seasonal pattern." These are all of the different types. This article also stated that "These are also the different types you would get diagnosed with after the test and exams." Also stating that "All of these different types may all tag in with the disorder but they all have different causes and different effects." For instance, In the article these are the differences between each disorder with the different effects. The effects are listed below;
  • Anxious distress depression with unusual restlessness or worry about possible events or loss of control
  • Mixed features simultaneous depression and mania, which includes elevated self-esteem, talking too much and increased energy
  • Melancholic features severe depression with lack of response to something that used to bring pleasure and associated with early morning awakening, worsened mood in the morning, major changes in appetite, and feelings of guilt, agitation or sluggishness
  • Atypical features depression that includes the ability to be cheered by happy events, increased appetite, excessive need for sleep, sensitivity to rejection, and a heavy feeling in arms or legs
  • Psychotic features depression accompanied by delusions or hallucinations, which may involve personal inadequacy or other negative themes
  • Catatonia depression that includes motor activity that involves either uncontrollable and purposeless movement or fixed and inflexible posture
  • Peripartum onset depression that occurs during pregnancy or in the weeks or months after delivery (postpartum)
  • Seasonal pattern depression related to changes in seasons and reduced exposure to sun.
  • "Depression (major Depression)." Mayoclinic. HONcode Standard for Trustworthy Health, 1998. Web. 2016. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/basics/definition/con-20032977>.

My Survey


As you can see from the information in my survey depression is very important. I asked If anyone that person knew suffered from depression and about 62.7% answered yes. I also asked how did depression make them feel on a scale from 1-5 and about 40.3% knew it was serious. Lastly from a rating on a scale from 1-5, 28.4% rated a 3 meaning they was a little familiar with depression but not quite for sure what it was. Meaning work needs to be improved and it's very important to explain this to others. Because people may be suffering from depression and don't know exactly what is happening. These people may think it's normal and think that they're fine.

What are the different types of Depression?

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This video provides and touches a lot of general knowledge about depression and it also explain the different types.

Future Steps

In the future I plan on teens to know more a about depression. I want teens to know exactly what it is with out a second guess because I feel as if it is very important. Depression is nothing to be taken as a joke or to fool around with. Depression kills and should be treated and I want to be able to help the community. But I know I can't do it alone so I need others to help also. So the world can be a stronger place. We need more leaders and everyone has it built into them, that person just has to find that spark. Everyone deserves that spark also. I'd love helping them find it.


I feel as if my blog was pretty interesting, and I loved it. I found lots of information about depression and it blew my mind. I really loved the fact that I could create my own survey and just find general knowledge about it from a lot of different sources. I knew what depression was when I created this blog but I didn't know the different types. I also was not familiar with the treatments for this. One thing that has me wondering, is the natural ways to get rid of the depression I want to know if that really works. I want to know from a doctor's perspective if they would recommend you to get rid of depression naturally. But with common knowledge i think based on your test i think they would determine from that. Otherwise i loved making this blog and I hope you enjoyed reading it. I also hope it helped you understand what all about depression.


Cowan, Graeme. "What Are the Different Types of Depression?" YouTube. YouTube, 30 Apr. 2012. Web. 22 Feb. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW9tWKG1rVw>.

"Different Types of Depression (Part 1) – Clinical or Major Depression." The Small Brain. National Institute of Mental Health: Different Forms of Depression Read More: Http://www.smallbrain.net/different-types-of-depression-part-1-clinical-or-major-depression/#ixzz40uUhz1Uf Follow Us: @brainsmart on Twitter | Brainsmart on Facebook, 20 Dec. 2013. Web. 22 Feb. 2016. <http://www.smallbrain.net/different-types-of-depression-part-1-clinical-or-major-depression/#axzz40uUJwXW3>.

"Different Types of Depression (Part 1) – Clinical or Major Depression." The Small Brain. National Institute of Mental Health: Different Forms of Depression Read More: Http://www.smallbrain.net/different-types-of-depression-part-1-clinical-or-major-depression/#ixzz40uUhz1Uf Follow Us: @brainsmart on Twitter | Brainsmart on Facebook, 20 Dec. 2013. Web. 22 Feb. 2016. <http://www.smallbrain.net/different-types-of-depression-part-1-clinical-or-major-depression/#axzz40uUJwXW3>.


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