Understanding Neurotic Depression

Depression is defined as a depressed mood that is a normal reaction to loss, the stresses of life, or a bruised self-esteem. Almost everyone has experienced a bout of depression during some time in their life.  If your depression becomes intense or lasts for extended periods of time or prevents you from dealing with your daily activities, you may need to seek medical assistance in working through your depression.
There are many different forms of depression and depressive conditions range from mild depression to severe depression.  There is also another form of depression known as neurotic depression.
When Id Depression Considered Neurotic?
Neurotic is a term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic-such as clinical depression, depressive disorder, and depression.  A psychotic depression is a state so severe that the person loses contact with reality and suffers a variety of functional impairments.  The neurotic type may also be referred to as Dysthymia disorder.  Contrary to the name used to classify this type of depression, this type of depression is not as severe as some other forms.  However, it is a chronic condition and it is not clear as to what causes it to occur even, though many studies have been done.
This disorder causes the sufferer to feel a sense of hopelessness and despair on a daily basis.  This type is mostly seen in women, although men and children may suffer with it as well.  It is estimated that between four to five percent of the population suffers from it.
What Are Some Of The Symptoms?
? Experiencing a change in appetite, such as eating too much or not eating enough.  This can also lead to a change in weight either gaining a considerable amount of weight or losing weight.
? Problems with your sleeping pattern, either not getting enough sleep, or experiencing a low quality sleep, or sleeping too much during the day.
? A low level of energy and increased feelings of lethargy
? Unable to concentrate on things
? Low self esteem and hateful thoughts about yourself
How To Cope
Neurotic depression may persist for many years if not taken care of.  The good news, though, is that this type of depression is easily cured through the use of medication as prescribed by a medical professional.  Treating doctors use medications as well as psychotherapy.  Prozac is one form of medication that may be used.  It is also very therapeutic to talk about your feelings using talk therapy.

One thought on “Understanding Neurotic Depression

  1. Andre Resende says:

    You stated that neurotic depression is different from other depressions, but the description of this disease is exactly the same of other depressions. What are the real differences?

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