Like other types of depression, atypical depression is a serious illness that can cause major problems. Atypical depression can result in emotional, behavioral and health problems that affect every area of your life.

For example, atypical depression can be associated with:

  • Weight gain due to an increased appetite
  • Personal and work relationship problems due to rejection sensitivity
  • Drug or alcohol use due to trouble coping
  • Other mental health disorders such as anxiety
  • Suicide from feelings of depression
Sept. 17, 2015