Depressive disorder is a something that happens in the brain...the serotonin cells in the brain just are not enough to stay happy. So the person can be diagnosed with the disorder at any time. The people who live or know someone with it can have a hard time dealing with the person. It is not the person's fault that their body can't produce the serotonin that is need in the body.
I was diagnosed with depressive disorder sometime back, can you help me out doctor?
by Fiaka March 18, 2010
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PDD, also known as dysthymia, is a prolonged and less intense form of depression that can last for years or even one's entire life.

Unlike MDD, or Major Depressive Disorder, which is characterized by extreme manic depressive episodes that last for short periods of time, Persistent Depressive Disorder is characterized by long-term and generally milder depressive symptoms that persist for at least two years.

People suffering with this form of depression are less likely to seek help, as many believe their symptoms to be an inevitable result of their life experiences and who they are rather than something curable that they could possibly be rid of. For this reason, PDD is largely undiagnosed and many suffering this never receive help or the treatment they need.

A person suffering from Persistent Depressive Disorder will probably agree with the following statements:

"I can't remember the last time I was truly happy."

"I haven't had a 'good day' in a really long time."

"I find it difficult to think about things that make me happy because it just makes me remember that nothing is permanent and everything good in my life will eventually disappear."

It is important that people with Persistent Depressive Disorder receive a diagnosis and the treatment and support that they need because people suffering from this treatable disorder have a high suicide rate and need to know that they are loved and that they don't have to suffer forever.
He seemed distant and avoidant for a while. I wasn't aware he was suffering from Persistent Depressive Disorder.

Antidepressants have been found to be successful in treating patients with Persistent Depressive Disorder.

Persistent Depressive Disorder is a long-term form of depression that is generally milder than other types but can weigh greatly on someone over time.
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A condition affectiong conventioneers upon returning home. Symptoms include hangover (usually on the 1st day after return from convention) , lack of satisfaction in life because you're not at convention and checking the calendar every day to see how long until the next convention. Sufferers often write inconsequential messages on facebook or texts to other sufferers. This temporarily seems to provide some relief, but the effect doesn't last.
Sorry, I'm just not happy. I think I have Post Convention Depression Disorder.
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the feeling of emptiness and sadness after watching a movie or even series whether it be sad or happy or anything else. Usually occurring when watching a movie which puts you in a place beautiful and dreamy like an Italian countryside or some exotic planet. You feel a certain feeling watching it which leads to sadness knowing you will never be there or do that.
“I feel like I’ve got post movie depression disorder after watching call me by your name last week, the movie was so beautiful i wish i could be there”
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The depression suffered during the part of the year when your favorite sport is not in season.
"Hey buddy, why you so down these days?"

"I have that thing... you know, Off-seasonal Depression Disorder. Baseball doesn't start again until April."
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A voice in your head that makes you feel depressed, though you can mute it but you don’t really want to
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this disorder only exists by the term "sex".
if you talk alot about sex you will get this disorder
yeah idk some random psychiatrist was saying this in a group chat whenever i said sex
me: "sex"
that psychiatrist: "you have a major depressive disorder :The W bird image:"
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