By Gordon Parker
This can be a simple consultant to melancholy and temper problems for victims, their households and others that take care of them. Drawing on his broad scientific and study event, the writer bargains a transparent description of the situation and descriptions the benefits and downsides of varied remedies.
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Concentration and memory function are commonly impaired. There is also an increased risk of suicide. Observable PMD means that somebody suffering from melancholic depression can appear either ‘retarded’ or ‘agitated’, or even alternate between each state. Agitation may increase the suicide risk, while severe retardation may reduce the risk. Unfortunately, as treatment progresses and retardation decreases, those suffering melancholic depression can be at greater risk of suicide even though by all appearances they are recovering.
When stressed, they tend to go quiet, muse and worry and retreat from others. Their stress and depression is experienced at the emotional and cognitive level. This is in sharp contrast to those who have a more ‘externalising’ personality style, of which there are two common types. With the first type, the individual externalises anxiety as irritability when stressed and often becomes irritated by little things, is rattled easily, is quick-tempered and quite ‘snappy’. With the second type, the individual tends to be dramatic, emotional, volatile and often erratic in their general functioning.
It is important to understand that such features are noted relatively consistently across different cultures, although cultural factors influence their actual expression. The psychiatrist Kay Jamison documents a saying used by the Old Order Amish that suggests bipolar depression—‘racing one’s horse and carriage too hard’. If there is still doubt about the diagnosis after working through the list, then it is a good idea to talk to a family member who may provide similar or even quite different information.
Dealing with Depression: A Commonsense Guide to Mood Disorders by Gordon Parker