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    Posted: April/13/2016 at 6:28am

Atypical depression can make you feel so exhausted that you do not want to get out of bed. It is a form of depression that is not easy to be treated, has such common symptoms as weight loss or gain, sleepiness and the feeling of anxietyIn this article, you will learn everything that you need to know about symptoms, causes, and treatment of depression with atypical features.

What Is Atypical Depression?

It is a type of depression that has its own particular characteristics. A person, who suffers from clinic depression or major depression, experiences 5 or more of the following symptoms:

·           Sadness

·           Loss of energy

·           Feeling of hopelessness

·           Inability to enjoy life

·           Difficulty in concentration

·           Uncontrolled tearfulness

·           Difficulty to make decisions

·           Irritability

·           Insomnia or sleepiness

·           Dental pain or digestive disorder

·           Loss of interest in sex

·           Headaches

·           Thoughts of death or suicide

·           Attempts to commit suicide

Unlike clinic or major depression, fewer symptoms take place when you have atypical depression. By the way, atypical depression occurs when there was earlier an episode of major depression.

Atypical Depression Symptoms

The main characteristic of this depression is the constant emotional response to a situation. In other words, the person feels much better after positive and pleasant experience in his life. This feature is not typical for major depression or melancholy or any other types. In addition other 2 symptoms mentioned below are taken into consideration:

·           Sleepiness

·           Overeating causing weight gain

·           Increased sensibility to refusal, that has a great impact on the ability to function properly in the society and at work

·           Feeling of burdensome, paralysis and heaviness in the limbs

Atypical Depression Causes

It is believed that depression develops as a result of the violation of the brain chemistry. These chemical elements – for instance, neurotransmitters that ensure communication between brain cells – include serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. However, the exact causes of depression are not clear, but the risk factors of depression include:

·           Genetic factor

·           Loss, resulting from death, separation, divorce, that leads to grief

·           Interpersonal conflicts and feeling of guilt

·           Physical, sexual or emotional violence

·           Crucial life event, such as transfer, change or loss of a job, graduation of school or university, retirement

·           A serious disease such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, HIV, AIDS

·           Alcohol or drug addiction

·           Withdrawal or expulsion from the family or other social groups">Treatment Of Atypical Depression

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