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What is Clinical Depression?

Aug 29, 2008
Depression has now become a part and parcel of everyone's life. There are many testing situations that comes across one's life. Some can tackle it while some succumb to it, thus leading to nervous breakdown. Depression is a mental state that one suffers from. It is of many kinds. Atypical depression is one of the most common types of depression found in people.

Clinical depression can be described as a major depressive disorder and is also known as unipolar depression. Clinical depression is a state of advanced syndrome of sadness, melancholia or despair. This impairs person's capacity to interact with the society and/or activities of daily routine.

The time when the person is in the state of dejection or at a low, which although does not affect functionality of a person, is described as depression too.The term clinical depression is a clear-cut clinical diagnosis, which differs from the colloquial description of depression. People are confused over the symptom of feeling sad for no reason or losing motivation to do just anything to clinical depression, which is incorrect.

Details
The suffering individual of depression may feel sad, irritable, tired, lazy or unmotivated as also apathetic. However, clinical depression has a larger dimension as it's the extent of seriousness in terms of depressed feelings. This has its manifestation syndrome of constant negative thinking pattern and substance abuse. In which, the individual overindulges in chemical substance which primarily acts upon the central nervous system altering brain function.

This may result in the shift of perception, mood, behavior and consciousness of the person affected by it. Clinical depression has a characteristic form, in which the severely depressed mood of a person persists extending even a fortnight.

Conclusion
The clinical depression occurs as single or recurrent episodes of depression with related analogy of event or events of the past life. The clinical depression may be classified into mild, major or severe. Other forms of disorders include: depression with atypical features and depression with psychotic features.

The atypical depression characterizes mood reactivity or paradoxical anhedonia. It is added by weight gain, higher appetite,hypersomnia or excessive sleep marked by social impairment. Atypical depression accounts for the most common form of depression.

The depression with psychotic feature is characterized by delusions or hallucinations. The content at this syndrome is coincident with the presence of depressive themes or absence of it. It is clinically possible to diagnose and effectively treat a delusional system disorder as against to the hallucinations depression.
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