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Types of mood-related disorders

Dysthymia – is a low-grade depression that is less severe, but long-term (symptoms lasting two years or longer).

Seasonal affective disorder – occurs when symptoms of depression are present during the times of year when there is less natural light (i.e. winter). The depression lessens in the summertime.

Depression with psychosis – is a more severe type of depression characterized by psychotic symptoms (for example, seeing or hearing things others do not; holding beliefs that are not real).

 

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