Depression is a mood disorder, characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest, along with some other potential symptoms.
When it comes to assessing, diagnosing, and ultimately treating depression, it’s useful to consider the types of depression.
The Main types of depression are:
- Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
- Depressive disorder due to another medical condition
Why Does the Types of Depression Matter?
In assessing a person’s mental health, understanding the root cause, and contributing factors behind depression, is key to management.
There are subtle differences between these above classifications of depression, and your health care provider may use these classifications to determine the best course of action.
Seeking Help with Depression
The approach to managing depression of people varies. We have a team who may be able to help. From Registered Social Work, where counselling can be helpful, to naturopathic medicine, where vitamins, minerals, herbs and acupuncture may be helpful.
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Dr. Johann is a fully licensed Naturopathic Doctor. His approach emphasizes the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and improving one’s health naturally. Dr. Johann obtained a Doctor of Naturopathy at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Education at CCNM is a vigorous four years, with a curriculum involving biomedical sciences, physical diagnosis, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, botanical (herbal) medicine, physical medicine, homeopathy and lifestyle management.
While Dr. Johann has a general practice, he focuses on fertility, hormonal imbalances, gut health, and autoimmune disease.
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