13 forms of depression


One in five women and one in 10 men will experience depression during his or her lifetime. But the diagnosis alone does not fully describe the condition; there are several types of depression, distinguished by duration, severity and type of symptoms. The following three kinds of depression are distinct disorders described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), an American Psychiatric Association publication that details criteria for psychiatric disorders.

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The Mayo Clinic concludes that there is good scientific evidence for St. John’s wort’s use in the treatment of depressive disorders.

What Is St. John’s Wort?

How Effective Is St. John’s Wort?

St. John’s wort, or Perforate St. John’s wart, Tipton’s Weed or Klamath weed, is a medication that comes from a flowering plant called Hypericum perforatum. For a long time it is believed to have medicinal qualities, especially for the treatment of depression. Recent studies appear to conclude more favorably than unfavorably regarding St. John’s Wort’s efficacy in treating depression.

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