All you need to know about agitated depression

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One such example is agitated depression.

For a doctor to diagnose someone with depression, the person must have experienced depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure in life (anhedonia) for at least 2 weeks.

Also, a person will also have experienced at least five of the following symptoms: Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or irritability on a nearly daily basis.

A person with bipolar disorder may experience fluctuating symptoms of depression and mania (an elevated state of being).

However, doctors do not know why a person may experience agitated depression.

Doctors diagnose agitated depression by asking a person to describe the symptoms they are experiencing.

Additional steps include: Medications to relieve depression: Doctors may prescribe a variety of drugs to relieve depression, including anti-depressants.

Examples can include anti-anxiety medications or mood stabilizers.

Counseling: Seeing a psychiatrist or other mental health professional can help a person identify thoughts and feelings that can signal the start of agitation or depressive symptoms.

Therapy can help a person focus on thoughts and behaviors that can help them feel better when they struggle with agitated depression.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: medicalnewstoday.com

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