What is a depression?
Depending on the number and intensity of symptoms, depressive episodes can be classified as mild, moderate or severe.
A fundamental distinction is established between depression in people with and without a history of manic episodes. Both types of depression can be chronic and recurrent, especially when they are not treated. In this sense, a great solution to treat this disease is offered by many psychologists, specialized in providing therapy for depression.
uring typical depressive episodes there is depressed mood, loss of interest and ability to enjoy, and reduced energy that produces a decrease in activity, all for a minimum of two weeks. Many people with depression also suffer from symptoms of anxiety, sleep and appetite disturbances, feelings of guilt and low self-esteem, difficulties in concentration and even symptoms without medical explanation.
Depending on the number and intensity of symptoms, depressive episodes can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. People with mild depressive episodes will have some difficulty in continuing with their usual work and social activities, although they probably will not stop them altogether.
In contrast, during a severe depressive episode it is very unlikely that the patient can maintain their