DEPRESSIVE AND ANXIETY DISORDERS
“I just don’t feel like myself lately…”
Major Depressive Disorder
Characterized by a combination of symptoms that interfere with a person’s ability to work, sleep, study, enjoy once-pleasurable activities, and function normally.
Characterized by less severe but more persistent symptoms that occur continuously for two or more years. People with Dysthymia may also experience Major Depression during their lifetimes.
Characterized by a new mother developing a major depressive episode within one month of delivering her baby. Many are surprised to learn that it is not uncommon, occurring in as many as 10-15% of women after delivery.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it.