Unspecified Depressive Disorder

An unspecified depressive disorder is one that exhibits some or all of the symptoms from the various types of mood disorder. This mixing and matching of symptoms makes unspecified depressive disorder a little more difficult to diagnose, but the signs of a problem are easy to see. Along the same lines, treatment for unspecified depressive disorder may be different because less is known about the exact cause of the mental disorder, but psychotherapy is recommended. Here on GoMentor.com, you can find loads of therapists who offer online therapy for unspecified depressive disorder, but before we get to that, here is some other information about unspecified depressive disorder that you might find useful.

Symptoms of Unspecified Depressive Disorder 

As mentioned, the signs of unspecified depressive disorder are going to vary from patient to patient and include those found in other types of depressive disorders, but in general they include the following.


  • Insomnia and other sleep problems are very common for people with a depressive disorder, even if it is unspecified.
  • Long periods of feeling sad - lasting more than two weeks - is a sign of unspecified depressive disorder.
  • Irritability and a lack of interest in life are other symptoms of unspecified depressive disorder.
  • Eating problems - either too much or too little - are frequent symptoms of depressive disorders.
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts are severe symptoms of unspecified depressive disorder.

While the symptoms of unspecified depressive disorder may vary, the risks and dangers are the same.

Dangers of Unspecified Depressive Disorder 

One of the biggest problems with unspecified depressive disorder is that it does not neatly fit into one of the categories for depressive disorders. Because of this, diagnosis or even treatment could be affected in a negative way. The severe symptoms of this mood disorder include thoughts of suicide or even suicide attempts. This is a serious danger that should be avoided if possible. Therapy and counseling can help deal with unspecified depressive disorder before it goes this far.

Treatment for Unspecified Depressive Disorder 

Getting treatment for unspecified depressive disorder is important because when left untreated it may cause other problems. Psychotherapy is a good way to get a handle on this mood disorder and get the help and support needed to face it on a daily basis. Unspecified depressive disorder can be extra frightening because of the unknown nature of the exact cause, but online therapy can help with this and all the other issues associated with unspecified depressive disorder.

Definition of Unspecified Depressive Disorder

Unspecified depressive disorder is a mental illness that does not fit any of the other classifications of depressive disorders. A person with unspecified depressive disorder may exhibit symptoms from some or all of the other types of depression.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Unspecified Depressive Disorder

  • Insomnia and other sleep problems
  • Long periods of feeling sad
  • Irritability
  • Eating problems
  • Lack of interest in life
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Suicide attempts

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