So What Is Melancholic Depression?
Melancholic depression is a severe form of depression in which the individual will often feel like life appears meaningless. It can be both unipolar or bipolar in how it occurs, however it is typically the type experienced by those with bipolar disorder. Melancholic depression is typically the one that is experienced by those who are hospitalised by depression.
For those with melancholic depression, emotions are constantly changing. These changes can result in the individual’s personality changing completely. The core symptoms of melancholic depression are the following:
• Lack of energy
• Fatigue even when attempting mundane tasks such as getting up
• Difficulty focusing on anything
• The inability to experience pleasure; you are indifferent to almost
• Sleeping all the time
Melancholic depressives may also ruminate over the same thoughts and experiences, and feel excessive guilt. Unfortunately, individuals who suffer from this type of depression do not respond to psychotherapy such as CBT or DBT, at least not before successful drug treatment. This means it is essential that they seek help from a doctor.
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