Dr. Srivastava, a renowned psychiatrist practising in New Delhi, comes across at least 5 to 10 patient of depression each day. Being a doctor he knows that depression can be of various types. In fact each of his patient each day suffer from a different type of depression. He often tells family members of his patients to be aware of these types to help the distressed person.
Depression can take several forms. It can be a mild spell of a few weeks to a series of severe and persistent bouts for a long period, sometimes lifelong. Depression controls the way a person feels, things and behaves. Knowing its variants help us understand the affected person and be empathic towards them.