Atypical Depression

Also called clinical depression, atypical depression is a mild form of depression. Unlike other mood disorders, people affected by atypical depression generally are able to lift their spirits when something positive happens in their life. This is the major difference between atypical and major depressive disorder. While the symptoms of atypical depression mirror many of those found with other types of depression, they are generally less intense or smaller in number in this mood disorder. That said, the dangers of atypical depression are very real. This is why you can find highly skilled professionals here on GoMentor.com, who can help with treatment of atypical depression. First, here is some other information about atypical depression.

Symptoms of Atypical Depression 

These are some of the common signs of atypical depression.


  • Depression - mild to severe problems with depression occur in people who have problems with atypical depression.
  • Lack of energy is a common symptom of atypical depression.
  • Insomnia or excessive sleep frequently are problems for people who suffer from atypical depression.
  • Feelings of hopelessness and a general loss of enjoyment in life could be signs of clinical depression.
  • Concentration problems and trouble making decisions are common in people who are going through atypical depression.
  • Uncontrollable crying is sometimes exhibited by people with atypical depression problems.
  • Digestive problems and headaches are indicators that atypical depression might be a cause for concern.
  • Decreased sex drive and other sexual problems are indications of a problem with a typical depression. 
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts are another serious symptom of atypical depression.

As mentioned, most people with this mood disorder only exhibit a small number of symptoms, which differentiates it from other, more serious forms of mood disorders.

Dangers of Atypical Depression 

Despite the lack of all the symptoms, atypical depression does have some dangers that come with this mental illness. From suicide attempts and possible death to the other physical and mental problems that can be brought on by clinical depression. The longer it is left untreated, the greater the chances that it may turn into a more serious form of depression. This is why treatment for atypical depression is so important.

Treatment for Atypical Depression 

Psychotherapy is a time tested way of helping people deal with atypical depression. On GoMentor.com we combine trained therapists with the power of the Internet to offer online therapy that can help with atypical depression. While some people may not take depression seriously, it is a problem that affects many people. And when it is not treated by people trained to deal with depression, the results can be disastrous.


Definition of Atypical Depression

Atypical depression - also referred to as clinical depression - is a mental disorder that affects a person's ability to have joy in life. Symptoms of atypical depression include irritability, insomnia or other sleeping problems, as well as other signs common with depression. Psychotherapy and counseling are good ways to get treatment for atypical depression.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Atypical Depression

  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Lack of energy 
  • Insomnia or excessive sleep
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Concentration problems
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Trouble making decisions 
  • Digestive problems 
  • Decreased sex drive and other sexual problems 
  • Headaches  
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Suicide attempts 

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