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Is Depression Caused by Nature or Nurture? - The general public believe that depression is caused by both nature and nurture factors. A majority of the public believed that nurture has a greater influence on whether the person gets depression or not. Uni-polar depression is when a person is always in a very low mood which would last at least 2 weeks to be fully diagnosed with depression. A person who has unipolar depression usually do not see the positive side of things. Bipolar depression is when a person has sudden mood swings from really low mood to sudden high mood, bipolar depression is harder to diagnosis than unipolar depression....   [tags: Depression] 695 words
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Depression Symptoms and Coping Mechanisms - There’s always a reason for the cause of depression even though there might not be anything bothering you at the moment. There might’ve been something bothering in the past that you have forgotten about. A single thought might trigger those feelings that played a role with that forgotten thought. Basic categories of depression according to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) are Dysthymia, Major Depressive Disorder, Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood, and Secondary depression....   [tags: psychology, depression,] 587 words
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The Great Depression and the New Deal - Great Depression The Great Depression and the New Deal In response to the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt was ready for action unlike the previous President, Hubert Hoover. Hoover allowed the country to fall into a complete state of depression with his small concern of the major economic problems occurring. FDR began to show major and immediate improvements, with his outstanding actions during the First Hundred Days. He declared the bank holiday as well as setting up the New Deal policy....   [tags: Great Depression] 986 words
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The Great Depression Essay - ... Today, we live very different social lives than teens during the Great depression. Teens today are very social to other people; we interact with others by Email, mobile phones, social network sites, and attending school. Today, teens are very concentrated in their social life, you can see many teens on the computer using Facebook or using their phones to text their friends. With these new technologies, we can communicate to friends without being next to each other or writing letters. Teens interact with adults by talking to teachers, parents, and ordering food at restaurants....   [tags: The Great Depression ] 1059 words
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Depression: The Deadly Illness - ... Psychosis includes hallucinations and delusions, such as seeing things or hearing voices. Postpartum depression is the fourth type, and it usually happens after a woman has a baby. It usually is diagnosed if a new mother develops a major depressive disorder within a month after birth. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is another type, and it only occurs in the winter months when there is a deficiency of natural light. The sixth type of depression is bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression illness, is not as common as major depressive disorder....   [tags: Depression Mental Health]
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Freshmen and Depression: Talk About it - As a freshman in college it is normal to have the “blues” or become homesick. More than likely you’re away from home and out on your own for the first time in your life. Therefore it is okay to feel sad or out of place from time to time. Lately, however, these blues have manifested themselves and turned into to full blown depression. The number of freshmen dealing with depression is steadily rising with each set of incoming freshmen. According to the American College Health Association (ACHA), the percentage of college students diagnosed with depression has increased 56 percent in the last six years....   [tags: freshman, college, depression,] 1042 words
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The Theories and Treatment behind Depression - Freud suggested/believed that children who are fixed in the oral stage of the psychosexual stages are mostly the children who develop depression; people who are often stuck in the oral stage can have not seen the necessity to move forward to the other stages due to being overly loved in the first few years of childhood. The main explanation of developing depression according to Freud (a psychodynamic psychologist) is that a loss of a loved one or something very important to them, the loss can be real or something imagined (Lowry 1984) is the main cause for developing depression....   [tags: depression, Freud, childhood, psychology,] 1082 words
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Causes of the Great Depression - In the 1920s, American economy had a great time. The vast majority of Americans in 1929 foresaw a continuation of the dizzying economic growth that had taken place in most of the decade. However, the prices of stock crested in early September of 1929. The price of stock fell gradually during most of September and early October. On “Black Tuesday” 29 October 1929, the stock market fell by forty points. After that, a historically great and long economic depression started and lasted until the start of the Second World War....   [tags: great depression, USA, history, ] 653 words
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The Ingredients of the Great Depression - The Great Depression originated in the United States with the stock market crash on October 29, 1929. The depression was the biggest economic fall in American’s history. This crash stretched throughout the globe and affected the rich as well as the poor. There were many causes that assisted in bringing the depression into existence. However one of the main causes was the disproportionate riches during the nineteen-twenties. The gap between the rich and the working class people was the enlarged industrialize production during this period....   [tags: Great Depression, USA, history,] 539 words
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The Beck Depression Inventory - ... http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rbp Page 5 of 14 Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria Data Analysis methods Descriptive analysis of the raw scores of BDI-II in the target-population was conducted. The intraclass correlation (ICC) on the student sample and internal consistency coefficient (Cronbach's alpha) for the community sample were computed. Following, signal detection analysis was conducted for all possible BDI-II scores, against the diagnosis of SCID-I/MDE, by building the Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) curve....   [tags: Health, Screening Depression] 1692 words
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A Comprehensive Examination of The Far-Reaching Effects of The Great Depression - ... In other cases, it prevented marriages from ending as couples felt trapped in their marriage just so they could survive. Some men felt helpless and powerless as they were no longer able to care for their family as they had when they were employed. Women often lost their jobs first as companies and the government attempted to keep the heads of the household employed (Kennedy, p. 164). Those who decided to accept federal aid often felt a mark of shame which no doubt resulted in loss of self-esteem and respect....   [tags: The Great Depression]
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Depression and Antidepressants - Depression and Antidepressants Specifically the serotonergic hypothesis and the action of Prozac The cause of Clinical depression has long been a mystery to physicians and researchers. Many different theories have been proposed, but no conclusive evidence has been put forth. However, most of what we know about depression stems from the results of certain drugs which have been successful in treating the clinically depressed. These anti--depressants have led to the assumption that depression is most likely due to a chemical imbalance (of neurotransmitters) which somehow leads to the symptoms of depression....   [tags: Chemistry Depression Papers]
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Postpartum Depression - Postpartum Depression Works Cited Not Included Introduction What is Postpartum Depression Having a baby should be one of the happiest and most important events in a woman?s life. However, although life with a new baby can be both thrilling and rewarding, it can also be a difficult and quite stressful task. Most women make the transition without great difficulty, yet some women experience considerable complexity that may manifest itself as a postpartum psychiatric disorder (O?hara, Hoffman, Philips, & Wright, 1992)....   [tags: Depression Women Birth Health Essays] 1841 words
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Great Depression - The Great Depression During the 1920’s America was experiencing great economic growth. As WWI was ending Americans were out of energy. For almost 100 years they had been facing the problems of sectionalism, civil war, reconstruction, imperialism, and WWI. By the end they were ready to just sit back and party. Demand sky-rocketed and brought great economic growth. Americans failed to see the great problem looming overhead though. The Great Depression was caused by a combination of factors- a natural slowdown of the business cycle, weaknesses of the 1290’s economy magnified the slowdown, the republican response failed to help, a great environmental disaster, and the collapse of the world economy all contributed to the cause of the Great Depression....   [tags: US history great depression 1930] 1172 words
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The Great Depression's Impact on Hollywood - Hollywood has influenced American history since it began. It boosted and shaped the morale of a nation for almost a century. But Hollywood has not only been the influencing American society, it has been influenced by American society. In the 1920s, American society was booming; people were getting rich, spending and borrowing money, and they thought life was looking good. Then in October of 1929 the stock market crashed. Many people lost all they owned. People had invested all their money into the banks before the Crash....   [tags: great depression, film industry, american history]
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The Causes of Canada's Great Depression of 1929-1939 - “On the morning of October 29, 1929, panicked voices shouted over one another. Here and there, men leaned against the walls, hands over their faces as if trying to shut out the scene. In the street outside, a crowd had gathered, trying to learn the news. A man staggered out the door, clutching his hat in both hands. He looked as though he might weep. “It’s gone,“ he whispered, so quietly only the few closest to him heard. “It’s all gone.”# The term ‘Great Depression’ according to Kristin Brennan evokes black-and-white images of thin men in threadbare suits and worn-out shoes selling five-cent apples on city streets, of “grim-faced women lined up three deep to collect bread and milk at relief stations.”# The Great Depression of the 1930s was a devastating time toward many Canadians, where the collapse of the stock market was the beginning of the Depression, a period of severe economic and social hardship, massive unemployment, and terrible suffering.# The main causes of the Great Depression in Canada were overproduction, Canada’s Dependence on the United States, as well as the causes, there were the effects: unemployment and political consequences....   [tags: Canada, Great Depression, USA, history, ]
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Recessions and Depressions - ... This abrupt stock market crash led to the next decade, known as the Great Depression (“Roaring Twenties”). The stock market crash of 1929 directly caused the Great Depression; however, many factors contributed to the fall. No one factor of combination of factors can be said to be the predominant cause of the stock market crash. Economics is not an exact science. It contains plenty of room for fluctuation (Nardo 36). The public was quick to blame the government. Herbert Hoover, President during the stock market crash, offered three main explanations for the crash: a slump in stock speculations, economics outside the United States of America, and World War I....   [tags: Economy, The Great Depression] 1661 words
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Eichengreen and Temin’s Explanation of the Cause of the Great Depression - Eight decades has elapsed since the outbreak of the Great Depression, but the continuing mystery of its cause keep provoking academic debates among scholars from various fields. Eichengreen and Temin joint the debates by linking the gold-standard ideology with the cause of the Great Depression. They content that because of this ideology monetary and fiscal authorities implemented deflationary policies when the hindsight shows clearly that expansionary policies were needed. And these contractionary policies consequently pushed the stumbling world economy into the Great Depression....   [tags: american history, great depression] 2383 words
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Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt's Roles in the Great Depression - The “Roaring Twenties” were a breath of fresh air after WWI, men and boys were reunited with their families after being away. The ‘30s brought a new surprise though, a Great Depression that forced every member of the family to dramatically alter their life style. The father had to take on more responsibility because of the belief that it was their job to put and keep food on the tables. Mothers had the difficult task of stretching every dime that the father brought in. Children had it hard too. Boys started taking on small jobs doing just about anything to earn pocket money or money for the family....   [tags: American Presidents, Great Depression] 1813 words
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Depression and Finding Help - Depression and Finding Help Depression is defined as an illness; the feelings of depression persist and interfere with a child or adolescent’s ability to function. Depression can be a very difficult and painful experience that affects not only the individual suffering from it, but also the people around them. There comes a point in some peoples’ lives where social isolation, low energy, sadness, low self-esteem, and the feeling of hopelessness, cannot be taken anymore. The feelings are so strong and persistent, that the victim becomes severely unhappy, which can then result in depression....   [tags: Depression Psychiatry Psychology Essays]
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Byron's Depression Reflected in Manfred - Byron's Depression Reflected in Manfred Byron's Swiss tour and Manfred hit close to home for me. Not because I have traveled Switzerland, but because at one time in my life, I also experienced feelings of alienation and hopelessness. Therefore, I was quite intrigued by Dr Miall's notion of trauma in Manfred. I think he makes a compelling argument, especially when he pairs the notion of trauma with Freud's theory on the causes of trauma, but I do not necessarily agree with him entirely. While Dr Miall's theory is sound, I do not think his definition of trauma is clearly defined....   [tags: Depression Manfred Essays Papers]
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The Assistance of Eating Disorders by Depression - The Assistance of Eating Disorders by Depression As a fragile young girl entered the hospital, several people stop to stare at her fragile body. As the physicians examine her, they begin to realize she hasn’t eaten in days. Several physicians begin to ask her questions concerning her eating behaviors. All she her behavior during the exam they noticed how depressed the girl seemed to be. When the exam was over the girl was immediately admitted to the psychiatric unit of the hospital, for treatment on Anorexia....   [tags: Depression Psychiatry Eating Disorders Essays] 959 words
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Causes Of The Great Depression - Missing Works Cited Causes of the Great Depression      In 1929 the stock market crashed, triggering the worst depression ever in U.S. history, which lasted for about a decade. During the 1920s, the unequal distribution of wealth and the stock market speculation combined to create an unstable economy by the end of the decade. The unequal distribution of the wealth had several outlets. Money was distributed between industry and agriculture within the U.S.; in social classes, between the rich and middle class; and lastly in world markets, between America and Europe....   [tags: Great Depression History Economy Essays] 1684 words
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Exploring How President Hoover Dealt with the Economic Problems During the Great Depression - During the Great Depression the task of being president of the United States became even greater, because of the suffering economy. Herbert Hoover was one of the president’s who was faced with this challenge. In fact, he was President during the time of the stock market crash. During his time as president there were many controversies that surrounded him. Many people felt that he wjhnot reaching his full potential as president through some of the things he helped organize in order to help the struggling economy....   [tags: american history, great depression] 1021 words
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The Woman's Roles during the Depression Era - The Woman's Roles during the Depression Era The U.S. experienced a Depression in 1929. The American economy collapsed and millions of people were out of jobs. The government's role during this time of economic crisis was to assist the citizens of this country in any way possible. This sometimes led to the development of experimental programs and projects. Greenbelt, Maryland, can be characterized as such. Greenbelt was a planned community designed to house low- to middle-income families. It attempted to provide a safe and cooperative environment where parents and children alike could live safely and harmoniously....   [tags: Great Depression Housewives Essays]
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Depression - Depression is a state of despondency marked by feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness. Depression reflects a sad and/or irritable mood exceeding typical grief or sadness. Furthermore, such sadness of depression is characterized by a greater intensity and duration. People tend to see themselves as failing even if they are not. Depression is one of the most prevalent emotional problems. External experiences often initiate depression. For example, problems of financial nature, a loss of a loved one, a serious illness, difficulties in the relationship, or any other uninvited changes in life can cause a depressive episode....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Depression - ... (Gilbert, 1992). Depression is responsible for the majority of suicide deaths; and those most vulnerable to suicide are depressed and also have lost hope (Minkoff et al., 1973; Wetzel, 1976). O’Connor, et al. (2010) stated that depression affects nearly 18.8 million adult or approximately 9.9% of the adult in a given year, and in 2002, it was estimated that 15% of adults’ aged 65 and older had a depressive disorder. The author goes on to mention that by 2030 the numbers of older adults with depression will nearly double the current numbers....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 877 words
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Depression - ... Dark days are associated with dark moods, such as symptoms in those with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) (Kemper, 1-1-2010). As winter starts days become shorter and it gets darker earlier, the sky is always gray, and it could be cold out or snowing. This is the worst time for people with depression. Some people are also sensitive to changes in barometric pressure and in different kinds of winds that happen in certain places in the world (Kemper, 1-1-2010). There is also a type of warm dry wind that triggers depression, not only does winter affect depression but it could also be the climate difference in places....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2498 words
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Depression - ... For example, in 1998 my mother injured herself on her job when she picked up a large vacuum cleaner. In 1998 she was in a lot of pain and the doctors prescribed her pain medication. So she took the medication until her surgery and it made her sleep majority of the day, and then my family started to notice a change in my mother. My mother was not her happy full of life self, now she was tired, uncaring and lethargic. She would take more and more of her medication to just make her sleep. In her eyes her pain was only remedy by the medication and she was diagnosed with major depression in 1999....   [tags: Psychology]
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Depression - ... However, the underlying results from the studies show that depression is moreover developed from a combination of both genetic and environmental factors(Uher and McGuffin 131-146). Life altering circumstances such as molestation, childhood neglect, and early parental loss have been discovered as linking depression factors. Further research shows that these early life events combined with events over the life span can directly cause psychiatric disorders. However, it should also be noted that stressful life events do not necessarily result in depression....   [tags: Health]
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Depression - Depression Many people experience thoughts of hopelessness and sadness some time in their lives. People do not have the satisfaction or the pleasure of life. People, who are depressed feel down most of the time, are not interested, or amused about what is going on around them. “When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who are about him or her (National Institute of Mental Health). People with depression experience severe chronic pain....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Depression - ... (Bagley et al., 2000). By day 14 of their nursing home stay, thirty-eight percents of the admitted residents sampled in a study conducted by Boyle et al. (2004) were positive for depressive symptoms. Depression then is still a highly significant problem among those admitted to a nursing home. (Boyle, 2004). In contrast, the authors’ stated that depression recognition in the nursing homes has improved. Michigan's Quality Improvement Organization (MPRO) conducted a study of 14 nursing facilities to improve the accuracy of assessments, targeting, and monitoring of care....   [tags: Health, Nursing, Long Term Care] 626 words
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Depression - Depression is like a disabling and crippling disease that affects millions of American men, women, and children regardless of race, age or gender. Left untreated, depression can shatter families, careers, lives, and will often lead to suicide. This disease overwhelms the body and mind with severe sadness, sleep problems, suicidal feelings, and the inability to feel pleasure. Like any other physical disease, depression can be treated with support from family, professional help, and medicine. Although not much is known what happens in the brain that causes depression ,what is generally known is that an unhealthy body can lead to an unhealthy mind....   [tags: medical] 604 words
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Depression - ... However, the literature regarding depression recognition among African Americans is limited. Shapuras and Egan (2008) would like to see more effective alternative treatments researched as opposed to what seems in many cases to be the automatic prescribing of antidepressants. The elderly populations have lived their lives, and many of them end up in long-term care facilities because there is nowhere else for them to go. Nursing care providers have an advantage to make patients’ feel as comfortable as can be, and can contribute to their well being while they adjust to their new environment....   [tags: Health, Diseases, African-Americans] 1949 words
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Depression - ... (5) psychomotor agitation or retardation nearly every day (observable by others, not merely subjective feelings of restlessness or being slowed down). (6) fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day. (7) feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt (which may be delusional) nearly every day (not merely self-reproach or guilt about being sick). (8) diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day (either by subjective account or as observed by others)....   [tags: Health, Mental Disorders] 1015 words
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Depression - ... Dozois & Dobson (2009) have reported to rely upon information related to previous episode carefully as the client may commit the reporting bias. The reporting bias can be reduced by ensuring that the patient understands the time frame to which he or she refers (Dozois & Dobson, 2009) and providing contextual cues to the patient’s memory (Shea, 1988). The information related to previous treatments, medical history, patient’s motivation for change, etc. may help in identifying resources for change (Dozois & Dobson, 2009)....   [tags: Health, Depressed Individuals] 748 words
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Depression - ... The Health Education Authority (HEA) suggests that all faiths should take an active role in helping people with mental illness and to take a lead in challenging the stigma surrounding mental illness this approach is essential when dealing with young Asian women affected by depression. Placing leaflets in places that these young women would seek comfort and reassurance that vital information would be given for their benefit such as Temples, Gurdwara’s and Mosques. Myths, negative stigma, stereotypes and the media would not need to be relied as effective communication would take place and there is reassuring as it would mean that as this group of people are the primary source of problem one of the most effective ways in which it may be overcome is through effective communication and this would lead to other early interventions for the young Asian women consist of therapeutic activities, relaxation centres and lastly Befriending schemes the objective is to enhance the quality of this ethnic minorities lives by offering a trusting relationship....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2182 words
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Aspects of the Great Depression - Aspects of the Great Depression This research paper focuses on three aspects of the Great Depression: why it happened, the relationship between workers and unions, and how the Depression affected the jobless. It was the summer months of 1929 that industrial production declined, business slumped and depression began in the United States. Rising unemployment, falling incomes, increasingly underutilized capacity, the drop in primary-product prices and the collapse of international trade combined to depress the international economy....   [tags: United States History Great Depression Essays]
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The Course of The Great Depression - The Course of The Great Depression The October 1987 collapse in stock prices conjured visions of 1929 and the Great Depression. Focus on this period is natural because the 32 percent decline in stock values between the market closes of October 13 and 19, 1987, was of the magnitude of--indeed, it actually exceeded--the October 1929 debacle. Focus on this period is also appropriate because, despite all that has been learned since to help assure economic stability, we cannot be completely confident that history will not repeat itself....   [tags: Great Depression American History Economy Essays] 3533 words
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Depressions Hurts Differently for Each Sufferer - The current television commercial advertising Cymbalta, which states, “Depression hurts” effectively captures the essence of a disease, which affects young and old, thin and hefty, rich and poor. Depression does not discriminate based on color, status or beauty. So, who is depressed what does the face of depression look like. Is it long and sad, haggard and sorrowful or youthful and vibrant. Such questions have no straightforward answers because there is no model for depression and there is not just one solution to treat it, as there is for an algebraic equation....   [tags: depression, psychology, mental health,] 949 words
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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Versus Unipolar Depression - The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Versus Unipolar Depression Bipolar disorder is a serious mental disorder, but unfortunately our collective knowledge of this mental illness is not extensive. Unlike depression, where patients are strictly sullen and deeply blue, the bipolar patient experiences that same depression only flanked by extreme highs—a hyperactivity and increase in serotonin. It is this inconsistency in mood—a clinical mood swinging, that makes bipolar disorder so difficult to diagnose....   [tags: Health Disorder Depression Papers]
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Vergie Matherly's Memories of the Great Depression - Vergie Matherly's Memories of the Great Depression The Great Depression began in October of 1929 when the stock values in the United States dropped rapidly. Thousands of stockholders lost large sums of money-or were even wiped out. Many people had to depend on the government or charity for food. Many of the stories about the Depression have been told about the large cities and their struggles to live a life of poverty after being used to the luxurious lifestyle. However, those accounts do not reflect the true damage caused by this economic plunge....   [tags: United States History Depression Interview Essays]
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Depression - One of the most common mental disorders in the world today affecting up to 340 million people worldwide is depression. Imagine the entire student body of Upper Darby High School infected with the exact same disease. Depression is a common but complex disorder diversely affecting a variety of people with a multitude of symptoms. The disorder may be brought into affect due to a large number of causes. What can be done. There are numerous manners in which to treat this disorder spanning from medication to counseling to support groups....   [tags: essays research papers] 1187 words
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Depression - Depression Depression is a disorder characterized by depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. Depression is a general term that has been used to describe transient feelings, a psychological disorder, and a health problem that is characterized by a group of related symptoms (Beeber, 1998). “Depression is an alteration in mood probably treated more by nurse psychotherapists more frequently than any other symptom in clinical practice with the exception of anxiety” (Drake, Drake, & Price, 1996, p....   [tags: Disorders Psychiatry Psychology Essays]
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Depression - Depression “Mom is sad all the time. She cries a lot. Sometimes she doesn’t get up in the morning. She stays in bed until late in the afternoon with covers pulled up around her ears. At first I didn’t worry. She’d stay in bed for a day or two and then get up again, and I’d think she was better. But after a couple of weeks, she didn’t eat much any more, and she stayed in her room most of the time”…… “She has something called depression” (DenBoer, Helen 1-2).      Most people today do not think that depression is an illness....   [tags: Depressed Illness Psychology Essays] 2581 words
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Depression - Depression Consider this: Elizabeth Wurtzel has struggled with depression throughout her life. She has a history of suicide attempts, self-mutilations, and serious mood swings. She took numerous antidepressants and medications in an attempt to regulate her irregular behavior. She quit using the medications due to the multiple side effects the drugs had on her. The result was chaos; after Elizabeth quit taking her medication her body experienced episodes of withdrawal. Despite her continued attempts to combat her illness, she experienced nervous breakdowns and alienation from her friends and family....   [tags: essays research papers] 2703 words
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Depression - One of the scariest emotional experiences a person can ever suffer during their lifetime is to experience a form of depression. Over one in five Americans can expect to get some form of depression in their lifetime. Over one in twenty Americans have a depressive disorder every year. Depression is one of the most common and most serious mental health problems facing people today. However, depression is often not taken seriously because of the large use of antidepressant drugs and the large number of sufferers....   [tags: essays research papers] 961 words
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Depression - Depression Being clinically depressed is very different from the down type of feeling that all people experience from time to time. Occasional feelings of sadness are a normal part of life, and it is unfortunate that such feelings are often colloquially referred to as "depression." In clinical depression, such feelings are out of proportion to any external causes. There are things in everyone's life that are possible causes of sadness, but people who are not depressed manage to cope with these things without becoming incapacitated....   [tags: Psychology Medical Health Depressed Essays] 3440 words
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Depression - Depression Depression strikes millions of Canadians, estimating a range from zero to twenty-five percent of the population and is becoming the most common illness in teens, varying from fourteen to twenty-four years of age. The risk of a depressed teenager committing suicide is fifty times higher then of a person who is not depressed. Depression is more than the blues; it is a medical illness, which is as common as it is misunderstood. Society may be afraid or ashamed to seek help or even to discuss about how they feel....   [tags: Papers] 1264 words
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Depression - Depression. Depression is one of the most common psychological problems, affecting nearly everyone through either personal experience or through depression in a family member. The cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depression can interfere with normal functioning, and frequently causes problems with work, social and family adjustment. It causes pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, but also to those who care about them. Serious depression can destroy family life as well as the life of the depressed person....   [tags: essays research papers] 968 words
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Depression - Depression is a very big topic to discuss. The most commonly asked questions are: What is depression, and what disorders are related to depression. How common is depression. Is it serious. What treatment is used. And, What kind of symptoms should a person be looking for. Depression is more than the everyday ups and downs. You know when a person is depressed when their sad feelings interfere with their everyday life. Depression doesn’t only affect feelings, but can change behavior, physical health and appearance, academic performance, social activities, and the ability to make decisions that are face every day....   [tags: Emotional Disorders Psychology]
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Depression - DEPRESSION IN WOMAN Depression is the most common mood disorder; it is more than just temporary feelings of sadness. Then how come women are more prone to depression than men. Depression affects women emotionally, physically, and mentally in every aspect of their lives. Clinical depression does not only just cause suffering to individuals who are depressed, but it brings problems for their families and friends who seldom do not know how to help them. Experts say depression is a disorder that is colour blind and affects women in spite of race, ethnic backgrounds, or socio-economic standing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Depression - Depression is a psychiatric disorder characterized by feelings of worthlessness, guilt, sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness. It is different then normal sadness or grief from the loss of a loved one because it is persistent and severe. Clinical depression has many related symptoms trouble sleeping, eating disorders, withdrawal and inactivity, self-punishment, and loss of pleasure. People that are depressed do not like to do things they may usually like to.Surveys that have been taken that show approximately 20 in 100 people suffer from depression at any one time....   [tags: essays research papers] 606 words
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Depression - Depression Everybody's mood varies according to events in the world around them. People are happy when they achieve something or saddened when they fail a test or lose something. When they are sad, some people say they are 'depressed', but the clinical depressions that are seen by doctors differ from the low mood brought on by everyday setbacks. Psychiatrists see a range of more severe mood disturbances and so find it easier to distinguish these from the normal variations of mood seen in the community....   [tags: essays research papers] 3083 words
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Depression - In today’s society, we are faced with or placed in many unpredictable and stressful situations. However, many of us manage to properly analyze the situations and maintain our sanity, experiencing only a mild form of depression, if any. Others may encounter similar situations and become mentally depressed. Some reasons for being depressed are normal, such as, a death of a family member, parents divorce, or loss of job; but, depending on how long you are depressed, as a result of these misfortunate situations, can determine weather or not you are emotionally depressed....   [tags: essays research papers] 857 words
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Depression - Depression The complex topic of depression can be looked at from various perspectives. Two such perspectives are the biological view and the psychological view. The main focus of this paper will be from the biological side. The symptoms of mental illness creep over you like a cold damp fog. The number of people at probable risk of depression is climbing, up from 5.2 percent in 1994/95 to 7.1 percent in 2000/01 (Hawaleshka, 38). One particular subject, Sarah Hamid started feeling the symptoms of depression at age 18....   [tags: Exemplification Journalistic Essays]
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Depression - Depression There are many misconceptions about depression. Pathological depression is not the "dispirited" or "down" mood, which we all experience from time to time, and which causes us to say, "I'm depressed," but it is a debilitating illness that affects one in five people of all ages from children to adults. It is not just a passing mood swing. Depression can affect not only a person's mood but also his or her ability to function normally. Treatment is available yet quite a number do not seek it....   [tags: Essays Papers] 787 words
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Depression - Clinical depression is one of many mental disorders affecting 1 in 10 Americans today. This disorder is characterized by ongoing feelings of sadness and despair which leads to anxiety, agitation, feelings of emptiness, and loss of self-worth. Following these initial symptoms are possible weight loss or gain, insomnia, lack of energy, unusual indecisiveness, and even suicidal thoughts or attempts. There are many possible causes of major depression; however, very often the disease strikes without any triggering cause which leads to a great deal of frustration by the affected person and his or her loved ones....   [tags: essays research papers] 563 words
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The Depression - The Great Depression began in October 1929, when the stock market in the United States dropped rapidly. Thousands of investors lost large sums of money and many were wiped out, lost everything. The crash led us into the Great Depression. This period was the longest and worst period of high unemployment and low business activity, people went along with only the bear necessities, and the families that where hit the hardest where the middle class families. People stopped buying gods during the depression, because they had no money....   [tags: essays research papers] 438 words
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Depression - Depression and suicide are two causes of death that are increasing in prevalence for all age groups. They are also on the rise in a specific age group, that of older adults. The theory behind this finding that older adults are becoming more and more depressed and committing suicide at a greater rate than ever before is due to their failing physical and mental health. The purpose of this paper is to expand upon and prove this theory by gathering statistics about suicide in older adults, and by obtaining the information of scholarly sources by summarizing their views as it relates to the above mentioned theory....   [tags: essays research papers] 1917 words
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Women and Depression - ... Depression can cause chronic physical pain. Depression can cause: Fatigue or loss of energy, sleep disruptions, eating disturbances, inappropriate or excessive crying, headaches, back pain, muscle aches and joint pain, chest pain, and digestive problems. Sleeping disruptions and weight loss or gain add to the cycle of depression. Physical pain causes someone suffering from depression to have a less likely chance to move around more and help to naturally stimulate the body which would help in releasing serotonin and endorphins ....   [tags: Psychology]
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Adolescent Depression - ... The authors of this research concluded that improvements in teen depression might have benefits that extend beyond clinical symptoms, improving the adolescents overall quality of life ( Jaycox, et al. 2009). School Transitions The previous article transitions this review to understanding the cause and effect between adolescent depression and the natural transitions of the academic educational system that occur during this stage of development. During the transitional period from primary education to high school , the child is experiencing stress due to changes in there academic surroundings, family conflict and how they value peer acceptance....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Diagnosed With Depression - ... Although milder in nature dysthymia can last up to 2 years or longer.” (What is Depression?”). Research has shown that anxiety disorders ¬which include post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, and generalized anxiety disorder commonly accompany depression (Regier, 1998) Depression is especially prevalent among people with PTSD. Traumatic events that can trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults such as rape or mugging, natural disasters, accidents, terrorism, and military combat....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Chronic Depression - Most everyone will endure variations in moods. Many people at some point in life feel disappointment or the grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one. Chronic depression is defined as the inability to function, feel pleasure or obtain interest. Research stems this disorder from a biochemical imbalance in the brain also known as depression. Depression is a major unrecognized mental disturbance and is among the most common and destructive of illnesses today. In addition, many people suffer from Manic Depression or Major Depression....   [tags: Mental Illness] 731 words
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Depression Paper - ... >Causes of depression, p.4 1) have at a much more elevated chance of developing depression. There are a number of therapies that are available for the treatment of unipolar disorder, some more effective than others, just depends on the degree of depression. Probably one of the most controversial, but also deemed effective biological treatments is Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). In ECT, the patient is subjected to induction of seizure through controlled electric shock, under anesthesia. The process itself is under scrutiny because it is not entirely understood, which is main a reason why it is only considered in the direst of cases....   [tags: Psychology]
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Causes of Depression - Depression is a rapidly growing mental illness that strikes millions, but they never know the cause of this common, yet sometimes, harmful illness. If victims and potential victims knew what caused depression, they could do more to prevent it from happening. In order to know what causes depression, one has to know what it is. The online dictionary defines it as “a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason (Dictionary: 1)”....   [tags: Psychology]
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Anxiety and Depression - ... The different forms of depression include Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, Minor Depression, Psychotic Depression, Postpartum Depression, and Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is hard to target the cause of anxiety. Many different factors can contribute to an anxiety disorder. One main theory is major life stressors. Things that are included in major life stressors are grief, financial difficulties, relationship difficulties, or a major trauma. Some examples of major trauma include witnessing a violent crime, major illness, childhood trauma, or abuse, and encountering a major environmental disaster....   [tags: mental health]
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Great Depression - Great Depression “No one can possibly have lived through the Great Depression without being scarred by it. No amount of experience since the depression can convince someone who has lived through it that the world is safe economically.” was once stated by Isaac Asimov. The Great Depression was one of the horrific and troubling times of American history. Many homes were affected by this tragedy and many families were broken as a result of it. Man had the opportunity to prove himself by both continuing and struggling with his family of leaving them....   [tags: American History] 974 words
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Teen Depression - Depression is the most widespread mental illness in today’s society. Studies have found that, 1 out of 8 teens are affected with this disease. It also predominantly affects young ladies than it does males. (www.kidshealth.org). Teens are at a position in their lives when they must face significant transition and peer pressures. They are trying to identify with themselves and trying to figure out where there puzzle piece fits in society, all of which can show the way to behavioral and emotional changes....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Depression in Women - Women experience depression at twice the rate of men. Gender differences emerge first at puberty and occur mainly in the common mental disorders such as depression, anxiety among others. These disorders, in which women predominate, affect approximately 1 in 3 people. The frequency of major depression in adults is estimated to be 7 to 12 percent in men and 20 to 25 percent in women in a community and this constitutes a serious public health problem (NIMH, 2006). Several and variable factors in women contribute to depression, such as genetic, hormonal, developmental, reproductive, and other biological differences like premenstrual syndrome, childbirth, infertility and menopause....   [tags: Psychology]
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Teen Depression - ... If there is no apparent medical problem, these physical discomforts may be signs that the young adult is suffering from the tragedy of depression. In addition, if a person is unhappy and unwell, they feel like everything is more difficult than it is in actuality. This causes more teens to go about their daily activities at a subdued or slothful pace (Haacke). The slow, discouraged pace puts the teen farther behind on studies and social activities, which in turn may worsen their depression. Sluggishness is a physical side effect of depression....   [tags: Psychology / Mental Health]
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