Recurrent depression: how to get out of the vicious circle
The patient himself cannot diagnose the severity of his depression, and even sometimes it seems to him that he is completely healthy. If you have noticed the causes of psychological disorder in a loved one, then support him and extend a helping hand.
Go to the beginning to consult a psychologist. It is extremely rare for a doctor to make a definition of recurrent depression. Remember the duration of your emotional disorder and tell the doctor about them. If you have already had a protracted depression twice for 10-20 days with a break of 1-2 months, then the diagnosis is obvious.
Share with your doctor your experiences and tell all the symptoms. Thus, there will be a clinical picture of the psychology of the disease (mild, moderate and severe).
In parallel, a general examination of the body is carried out in order to exclude internal diseases and other types of depressive states.Differential diagnosis examines the presence of schizophrenia and organic factors in the onset of mental disorders (brain tumor, endocrine disorders, etc.). Anergic, adynamic and atypical depression is also excluded.