Symptoms of Diseases | Symptoms of Depressions
symptom – Pathology. A phenomenon that arises from and accompanies a particular disease or disorder and serves as an indication of it.
If you’re not the type to schedule regular check ups and put off going to the doctor until you feel really lousy, then you need to get a little more serious.
For example, with some cancers, you can have no discernible symptoms but be in trouble. By the time you feel bad enough to decide to go to the doctor, it may be too late to save your life.
When it comes to health, there are many crucial differences between men and women. Yet many women do not know that they react differently to some medications, are more vulnerable to some diseases, and may have different symptoms.
About 12% of women in the U.S. suffer from depression. (That’s almost 2 times as many as men.) Many people don’t know the signs of depression. So they suffer when they do not need to. The good news is that almost 80% of depressed people get better with treatment.
What is clinical depression?
Clinical depression is a common form of mental illness. Depression can get in the way of caring about things, getting tasks done, or enjoying life.
What are the three main types of clinical depression?
Major depression is a mood or loss of interest that lasts most of the day, and every day for at least 2 weeks or longer. It often comes back many times over the person’s lifetime.
Dysthymia (dis-THY-me-uh) is mild, and constant. It last 2 years or longer and it has the same signs as depression, but is milder. It doesn’t interfere with daily life.
Bipolar or manic depression involves mood swings between depression and mania.