Atypical Depression

Atypical depression can be a “specifier” for either major depression or dysthymic disorder. People with atypical depression have often experienced depression first at an early age, during their teenage years.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W021
Diagnosis: Atypical Depression
US Patients:
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: M; F4
Age Onset: Age 14
Brain Area:
Symptoms: weight gain or larger appetite; excessive sleep
Progression: sensitivity to rejection often affects social and occupational limitations
Causes: childhood neglect and abuse; alcohol and drug disorders in the family.
Medications: antidepressants appear to help most.
Therapies: psychotherapy


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