Atypical Depression

Atypical depression is difficult to treat form of depression. The most striking symptoms of this disease are sudden and drastic change in body weight of the patient (both upwards and downwards), excessive sleepiness and anxiety. There may be additional symptoms, but only one or two or more. While during normal depression patient is observed from five to ten symptoms. It is the specificity of the disease.
Atypical depression occurs in adults who are already ill with the classical form of depression before. Thus, it can be safely called recurrent disease.


A distinctive feature of atypical depression also serves the ability of the patient clearly and minutely react to the situation. For example, the emergence of a positive situation (holiday arrival dear friends, going to the restaurant) will result in the manifestation of joy and improvement of what will happen in the acute form of depression.
Causes of atypical depression is not fully understood, but it is assumed that the main ones are certain chemical reactions in the human brain.
The most common treatment for depression such acts medication. Doctor prescribes antidepressants, taking into account the individual characteristics of the human body. Thus, more effective treatment will be new drugs since older types such as tricyclic antidepressants have a disease slightest influence.