Over 300 million people suffer from depression globally according to the World Health Organization. This common mental disorder impacts almost every aspect of a person’s life, reducing their ability to function while inducing fatigue and a feeling of worthlessness.
Based on his study of over 30,000 patients and representing disparate chemical imbalances, scientist Dr. William Walsh has defined five depression biotypes. He believes such biotypes may disrupt neurotransmitter or hormone production that regulates mood and energy levels.
The Five Biotypes of Depression
Over 38% of depression diagnoses may fall under this biotype. Those who are afflicted tend to exhibit low levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter. They may show high accomplishment levels but tend to have addictive tendencies. They can outwardly appear calm, but frequently carry a tremendous amount of…