Depression is often accompanied by anxiety as well, requiring individuals to manage both at the same time. In addition to major depression, or major depressive disorder, and the variation in how long symptoms last and their severity, there are a number of other types of depression.
#1 Persistent Depressive Disorder.
Also called dysthymia, this involves depression symptoms that last for at least two years. This form of depression is not as severe as major depression, but the ongoing nature of this disorder can significantly interfere with a person’s life and relationships with the persistence of symptoms like a loss of interest in daily activities, diminished productivity and feelings of hopelessness.