Rejection sensitivity differentiates unipolar, bipolar depression

There are 1 comment on the Dec 3, 2013, Medical News story titled Rejection sensitivity differentiates unipolar, bipolar depression. In it, Medical News reports that:

Asking about heightened rejection sensitivity during a depressive episode may help physicians to identify patients with underlying bipolarity, say researchers.

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Down and out in Denver

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#1 Dec 7, 2013
What exactly is "rejection sensitivity?" Are they referring to someone being more prone to depression if someone rejects us? My docs have always insisted I'm bipolar, but I never have pronounced manic and grandiose episodes. In my case, I tend to be just "bummed out" for lack of a better descriptor. Anhedonia (losing interest in previously enjoyable activities) is a big problem for me. My meds are working well enough that I don't have suicidal ideations anymore, but the things I do enjoy don't provide the same pleasure that they once did. Perhaps in the future, treating depression will have a more targeted approach and not the "shotgun" method that the doctors use now where a variety of meds (in a variety of dosages) are thrown at the patient hoping to find the best result.

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