What are similarities and differences between Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder I? Be specific with symptom comparison and time duration of symptoms.

Chapter 6 outlines the characteristic features of mood disorders (Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar I Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder, and Cyclothymia). Suicide is often associated with mood disorders but can occur in their absence or in the presence of other disorders.
Discussion questions:
What are similarities and differences between Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder I? Be specific with symptom comparison and time duration of symptoms.
Pick a mood disorder and explain the biological, cognitive, behavioral, and sociocultural factors that contribute to the development of this disorder based on what you have read in the textbook.
According to the textbook, what medical and psychological treatments have been successful in treating the mood disorder you picked?
What’s one thing that you have remaining questions about from the chapter that you would like clarification from your classmates/ LAs/ professor?
Finally, we really appreciate your willingness to build a class community with these discussions. Given that we know positive cognitions improve mood, please share a quote that you find inspiring when you are feeling down.
As always, please use your textbook and scientific research articles to support your answers.