Grief Counseling Program Article on Types of Depression

There are different types of depression that can affect someone.  Some are directly correlated to an event while others are internal issues with the brain and various chemicals and hormones within the body.  Others are environmentally related and others affect individuals in different waves and cycles.

Depression does not always have a direct cause. Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Program


The article “7 Common Types of Depression You Might Be Dealing With” by Mara Santilli looks at the different types of depression and how they affect individuals.  The article states,

“The fact is, there are so many different types of depression — and you might even experience more than one at the same time or at separate points in your life. While it’s helpful to understand the spectrum of depression before you can work through it, that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to come up with a diagnosis on your own.”

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It is important to note that in many cases depression does not have a reason.  Major Depressive and Persistent Disorders, as well as Bi-Polar and Seasonal Depression have no true loss associated with them.  They merely exist within the individual.  Other depressions may have a root cause but regardless if intense grief persists it is important to find professional assistance in dealing with the mood.

Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year Grief Counseling Certification.

It is important to note that only certified grief counselors that ARE ALSO LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS can treat depression.  If not licensed or permitted by the state to help with mental pathology, then grief counselors without license should always refer their clients with depression to licensed professionals.