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Major Depressive Disorder (AKA clinical depression) is characterized by the experience of a major depressive episode, which involves either (1) a depressed mood or sadness and/or (2) a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities. These symptoms may be recognized by one’s self or observed by others. Other symptoms of depression include:
Persistent Depressive Disorder (AKA Dysthymia) is another kind of depression which is characterized by a longstanding and low grade mood. Other symptoms of Dysthymia may include:
Bipolar Disorder, (AKA manic depression or manic-depressive disorder) is characterized by cycling between manic episodes and depression episodes.
A manic episode includes:
A period of persistently elevated or irritable mood and may include symptoms such as:
These manic episodes can range from mild to severe. During severe episodes of mania, hospitalization may be necessary.
At The Therapy Centre we treat Depressive and Bipolar Disorders with empirically validated and effective therapies.