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Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly - Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly Mental disorders are becoming more prevalent in today's society as people add stress and pressure to their daily lives. The elderly population is not eliminated as a candidate for a disorder just because they may be retired. In fact, mental disorders affect 1 in 5 elderly people. One would think that with disorders being rather prevalent in this age group that there would be an abundance of treatment programs, but this is not the case. Because the diagnosis of an individual's mental state is subjective in nature, many troubled people go untreated regularly (summer 1998)....   [tags: Mental Disorders Papers]
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Elderly Dehydration - ... (Vasey, 2002) Respiratory problems are a result of chronic dehydration, due to the dry respiratory tract making external attacks more susceptible, from dust and pollen along with being less permeable to gaseous exchange. (Vasey, 2002) Excess weight or obesity is caused by chronic dehydration, due to the confusion of hunger and thirst signals. (Vasey, 2002) Chronic dehydration also cause eczema, by an insufficient amount of sweat concentrated with toxins that irritate the skin. (Vasey, 2002) A hydrated individual secretes 20 to 24 ounces of sweat daily....   [tags: Health Elderly]
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The Victims of Elderly Abuse - Elderly abuse has been present in society from past times. Evidence of elderly abuse can be found in Shakespeare writings and literature, and also in Greek mythology. Despite its’ constant presence throughout time, it is only recently that serious attention has been given to elderly violence. The main reason for the new recognition of this old problem is the increasing number of aging Americans. (National Center for Victims of Crime). Elderly abuse in modern times is more prevalent that in ancient times, because of the few that were tasked with the duties....   [tags: Elderly Abuse]
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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 - ... (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 - ... 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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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 Elderly and Malnutrition - The Elderly and Malnutrition         At any age, nutrition is vital to maintaining health and enhancing quality of life.  However, achieving good nutrition can be especially difficult for the elderly, the fastest growing portion of America's population.  Many factors, including physiological changes, changes in nutritional needs, illness and physical limitations, food-medication interactions, depression and loneliness, and food insecurity are common causes of malnutrition in the elderly.  This paper will explore factors affecting elderly nutrition, provide suggestions for obtaining and maintaining good nutrition after age 65, and describe the services available to help the elderly meet their nutritional needs.           A number of factors influence the nutritional status of the elderly.  First, several physiological changes impact elderly nutritional requirements.  Changes in taste and smell may decrease an individual's appetite or desire for food.  Gastro-intestinal motility decreases with age and may lead to constipation, decreased nutrient absorption, and a decrease in fat and protein absorption.  Metabolism also slows with age; this results in a decrease of lean body mass and an increase in body fat (8).  Lastly, bone mass decreases, leaving the elderly vulnerable to bone fractures from falls and osteoporosis....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet]
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Supporting the Elderly - As adults the transition into old age can be difficult for some people. Frustration, lack of responsibility and dependence can make the process of aging undesirable. Old age should be viewed as another phase of life, but not the end of life. In order to help elderly cope with aging it is important for them to have social interaction. Support from family, friends and the local community can make a difference in the psychological well being of older adults. There is great concern for the increasing amount of elderly people without children....   [tags: Psychology] 811 words
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Substance Abuse and the Elderly: The Issues and Concerns - ... As individuals reach the age of 65 and older, it may be difficult to operate vehicles. This may be the cause of under-reporting and misunderstanding of the true level of substance abuse among the elderly. As many people would assert, the onset of alcohol and drug abuse starts at an age earlier than 65. It can be understood that most alcohol abusers at an elderly age were frequent users at a young age. However, late onset abusers are a part of the elderly population. The elderly are faced with tremendous issues, both physically and emotionally....   [tags: Drugs]
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Alcohol abuse among the elderly - Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly Population Alcohol abuse among the elderly is a widespread problem through the United States. It is hard to discover by physicians and medical providers, because many of these people have been abusing alcohol secretly for years. The population is extremely unlikely to admit that they have problems with alcohol, especially during a routine health care visit. As many as 15% of the population over 65 may be heavy drinkers, although this number is hard to pin down....   [tags: essays research papers] 332 words
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Elderly Disability - As the life expectancy in the United States rises, the number of elderly in the population has also expanded. These increases have led to the oldest-old (people aged 90 and older) to become the fastest growing age group in the country. The oldest-old face many unique challenges because of their age, one of which is disability. Disability in the elderly has major impact upon society 1 and will continue will be a growing burden in years to come. Although there is evidence from many studies that disability rate is declining in the U.S.2, the rapid expansion of the oldest-old age group will continue to pose health care challenges for future generations....   [tags: Research Analysis] 2491 words
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The Desire to Die: Suicide and Euthanasia in the Elderly - Mrs. Jones, 78 years old, arrived in the emergency department (ED) via ambulance. She was alert and oriented, but was having episodes of lost consciousness. She was put on the cardiac monitor and her vital signs were obtained. Her cardiac rhythm was normal. Her vital signs were as follows: Temperature 97.3°F, Pulse 43, respirations 26, blood pressure 100/58 and O2 saturation of 94% on room air. Additionally, Mrs. Jones was vomiting and had 2 loose, incontinent stools. She was pale, cool to touch and diaphoretic....   [tags: Health] 1517 words
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Care Giving for the Mexican Elderly - ... By Kevin Kinsella and Wan He. June 2009. 4. World Health Organization.www.who.int.2011. 5. Mexico. In Encyclopedia Britannica. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com.libproxy.sdsu.edu/EBchecked/topic/379167/Mexico. 6. Concepts of Burden in Giving Care to Older Relatives: A study of Female Caregivers in a Mexico City Neighborhood. By Carolyn Mendez-Luck, David Kennedy, Steven Wallace. 2008 Pgs 266-281. 7. Prospects for Mexican Civil Society. By Paul Rich. 2005 Pgs 7-16. 8. Intergenerational Exchanges in Mexico: Types and Intensity of Support....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Alzheimer's Disease in the Elderly - ... This is most commonly seen on patients who suffer the disease before the age of 50. In nutritional factors, scientists project some vitamin deficiencies can lead to Alzheimer disease. Symptoms and stages Alzheimer disease of the elderly has several stages. All the stages have various symptoms. Common early symptoms of Alzheimer disease include disturbances in short-term memory, confusion, problems with paying attention and spatial orientation, language difficulty, changes in personality, and mood swings....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Better Sleep for the Elderly - ... They assessed the time of sleep in comparison to brain function in a five year longitudinal study in London. Ferrie et al, 2010 described that people with less than five hours of sleep or interrupted sleep showed a marked decrease in brain function from the initial baseline which included, poor reasoning, vocabulary and the MMSE score. There is a direction correlation to lack of sleep and the actual brain age if the person continues with sleep deprivation. The actual age difference of the brain is “4-7 years older” than the person is....   [tags: Health, Geriatrics]
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Depression - The common usage of the word "depression" isn't usually in reference to a clinical disease. People most often use it to mean that they have "the blues" or they're just feeling "down." Unfortunately, the disease depression isn't so simple. It's not something that one can just `get over'. It's usually something that must be treated with therapy, and in some cases medication must also be used. There are many different types of the mental illness; clinical depression, bipolar disorder (otherwise known as manic depressive) and dysthymia....   [tags: Psychology] 976 words
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The Depression - The Depression Imagine for a moment, waking up one day to find yourself on a dirty floor, a pile of rags, or maybe even the street. You look down at yourself to find you're wearing the same clothes you wore yesterday, except they are completely filthy and have lots of holes in places like the knees and elbows. You have no access to a mirror to show you what you look like so you go to touch you hair with your hand and find it to be a pile of grease and dirt that obviously hasn't been washed in days, maybe even weeks....   [tags: essays papers] 765 words
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Understanding Depression - In our never-ending quest for happiness in our life, is some of the joy taken away. Have our thoughts for what we always want turned astray. Why has the quest for happiness left us more vulnerable and sad. Are we a society of melancholy people that are all looking for happiness and disappointed with what we find. Leaving us in a state of depression and unstableness. Turning us into not only a society of dismal people, but people that are left spiritless and melancholic. In today’s society depression is referred to as the “common cold of the mental health problems.” More than 5 percent of Americans have depression, that equates to an astonishing 15 million people....   [tags: Physiology Essays] 2087 words
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Seafood and Depression - Seafood and Depression There have been studies that conclude that there is some relationship between food intake and mental health. The stress you endure, and how you deal with it differs in many ways. There is evidence that the more seafood college students eat the lower level of depression they experience. Researchers have two different inventories for depression. The Beck Depression Inventory is a leading depression inventory, and the new inventory is the Wilsonson's Depression Scale (Wilsonson, Gofendorfer, & Brazleton, 2002)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1502 words
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The Great Depression and Social Security - The Great Depression the worst economic crisis of the twentieth century. Beginning with the stock market crash in 1929, this economic catastrophe culminated in a skyrocketing unemployment rate of over 25% with massive poverty never before seen in the United States. Business investment was down 90% and if you had the misfortune to have put your money in a bank that went bust, you were wiped out. Hardest hit by this economic calamity were the elderly. In response the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched a series of programs called the New Deal....   [tags: American History] 1272 words
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Perceptions of Death among Elderly Patients - ... Reactions to the Knowledge of Death Not only is death difficult to define, modern medical advancements allow for more accurate predictions about when and how death will occur. This advance notice of death allows people to contemplate their own demise and become fully aware of progressing through the death process. As a result, people experience several reactions. Some of these reactions to the knowledge of impending death were observed and documented by Elisabeth Kubler Ross in her publication On Death and Dying (Kubler-Ross & Kessler, 2007)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Discrimination Against The Elderly - Discrimination against the Elderly American society has been described as maintaining a stereotypic and often negative perception of older adults. This negative and/or stereotypic perception of aging and aged individuals is apparent in such areas as language, media, and humor. For example, such commonly used phrases as over the hill and an old fart denote old age as a period of impotency and incompetence. The term used to describe this stereotypic and often negative bias against older adults is ageism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Depression by Cognitive Perspective - Depression by Cognitive Perspective As it is well known, most people experience some kind of depression in their lives. Depression sometimes makes our lives unbearable and, we need treatment. We need the help of psychologist’s. With the help of them, we try to learn the reasons of our depression and we acquire the explanations to find out possible and necessary treatments. In psychology, there are different schools to consult. In this paper, depression is explained by the help of Cognitive Theory....   [tags: Papers] 1213 words
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Down And Out In The Great Depression - During the 1920’s, America was a prosperous nation going through the “Big Boom” and loving every second of it. However, this fortune didn’t last long, because with the 1930’s came a period of serious economic recession, a period called the Great Depression. By 1933, a quarter of the nation’s workers (about 40 million) were without jobs. The weekly income rate dropped from $24.76 per week in 1929 to $16.65 per week in 1933 (McElvaine, 8). After President Hoover failed to rectify the recession situation, Franklin D....   [tags: Robert McElvaine]
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Nursing Care Issues and the Frail Elderly: Dementia - ... In a fairly new program being tested in Long-term care facilities in the United States, called ‘Pieces of the Puzzle”, the program’s goal is to empower nurses to support a person-centered care model and to provide these trained nurses with the best therapeutic recreation tools. This program has been found to have many health and quality of life benefits, including improved depression levels and increased alertness levels. ‘Work-stations’ are set up that residents are able to wander through. These include things like a mock office set up, baby care center, linens or sheets for folding, and simple hand tools....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Physical Alterations and Nursing Health Promotion of Depression - ... Consequentially, O’Keefe et al (as cited in Norton, 2006) reported older persons with constipation have “more bodily pain and restrictions on physical functioning” in comparison with older person without constipation (p. 190). The Nurse and Three Levels of Health Promotion The nurse can use the three levels of health promotion, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment to address the physical alterations of malnutrition and fecal elimination caused by depression. Primary Health Promotion: Prevention First, the nurse can address problems of malnutrition and constipation before they occur by encouraging exercise....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Depression and Suicide - Depression and Suicide Depression affects everyone's life at sometime or another. Depression comes in a wide variety of forms, from mild unhappiness to a chemical imbalance in the mind. There are many different symptoms that reveal a person's problem with depression. If left untreated, depression may continue to develop into a serious illness or even death. Depression is a psychological illness, much like bulimia or anorexia. It affects the mind as much as it does the body. Depression is directly related to many other disabilities: eating disorders, low energy levels, and social difficulties....   [tags: Papers] 818 words
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The Great Depression - The Great Depression The great depression hit the nation quite hard with an un-comparable feeling of instability and weakness. The United States and other nations including Europe and Great Britain were quickly affected. The depression, caused by the fall of the stock market in 1929, caused many individuals to panic and the depression was everywhere by 1932. Many people were affected by the depression. Investors, the ordinary work force and consumers sank rapidly with the panic that spread across the world....   [tags: Papers History New Deal Market Crash Essays] 955 words
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The Great Depression - The Great Depression From black Thursday on October 24, 1929, to December 7, 1941, and the attack on Pearl Harbor, America endured many changes concerning The Great Depression. From the Hooveradministration to Franklin D. Roosevelt; the desperate economic condition threatening the United States in the late twenties and thirties only grew worse. The United States was in total economic failure; the previous presidents did nothing to improve our nation's status; although, with the election of Roosevelt in 1932 and his unique New Deal coming to office, America was to be radically transformed....   [tags: Papers] 732 words
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Depression: Real or Imaginary? - ... Among the people most affected are women, who have a clear two to one ratio compared to men. Women tend to be more emotional than men; therefore, they experience more emotional stress. Women who have just been married or given birth are more likely to develop depression. Unlike women, who have emotional triggers, men often have a physical stimulus that can cause depression such as forced retirement, unemployment, or divorce. Depression also affects children today. Children are more likely to be diagnosed with Clinical Depression if they are raised in a stressful home environment....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Late Adulthood and Depression - Late Adulthood and Depression Late adulthood should be a time in a person's life where they feel fulfilled. They can look back on their memories and be happy with the way they have lived their life. Now, too many elderly people are not satisfied and look at this stage as depressing. Most fear death of either a loved one or for themselves. This topic is interesting to me because elderly people should make the best of their last stage of life. This topic discusses about getting older, the life changes that they go through physically, emotionally, and mentally....   [tags: Papers] 1568 words
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Depression and Suicide in Adolescents - Depression and Suicide in Adolescents As a state of extreme grief and all-encompassing sadness, depression, if left untreated, may lead to a deliberate murder of oneself, suicide. Depression effects individuals with out discriminating against race, gender, or age, yet among adolescents, the incidents of depression have increased significantly. Such increase is the potential cause of the rise of suicide rates amidst adolescents. Therefore it is imperative to treat depression before attempts of suicide are made, for if neglected, such attempts could become successful....   [tags: Papers] 1100 words
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America and the Great Depression - America and the Great Depression 1. Compare the ideas behind the protest movements of Huey Long and Upton Sinclair. The Era of the Great Depression was one of both desperation and hope. Americans were desperate for a change, desperate for anything to come along that may improve their situation, yet hopeful that the light at the end of the tunnel was near. For many of those living in poverty during the 1930s, the “radical” leftist movements seen throughout the country appeared to be alternatives to the sometimes ineffective programs of FDR’s New Deal....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Plight of Ordinary People during the Great Depression - ... Farmers in rural America were displaced by drought and falling crop prices. Things were so difficult that the only alternative was to pack up their belongings and move to other states in search for work (FDR and the Depression video). Men and women suffered from unemployment and reduced wages (Kennedy, pg. 163). The average demographic of the person on relief were white males in their thirties usually unskilled and uneducated (Kennedy, pg. 166). Job loss for many lasted for two years or more, which resulted in emotional stress and a loss of self-respect (Kennedy, pg....   [tags: American History]
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Impact on the Great Depression - ... Despite his plans to fix the growing economic crisis, the country continued to suffer from the Dust Bowl and unemployment ("Modern American Poetry"). Many families, like the Joads, were forced to leave their homes to find work. Determined to fix Hoover's mistakes, Roosevelt set up government camps to replace the "Hoovervilles" ("Modern American Poetry"). In The Grapes of Wrath, the Joads stayed at Weedpatch, which was one of the government camps established by Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt defended John Steinbeck against the critics and brought the book to the attention of Congress to make changes to labor laws ("shmoop: We Speak Student")....   [tags: American History]
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Free Argumentative Essays: Depression and Euthanasia - Depression and Euthanasia In the November 15, 2000 Journal of the American Medical Association, a special issue dedicated to end-of-life care, Drs. Linda and Ezekiel Emanuel and Diane Fairclough report on a survey of 988 terminally ill patients receiving care in five cities and one rural county in the U.S. Some of their findings: * 60.2% of the patients supported euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in a hypothetical situation of unremitting pain, but only 10.6% had seriously considered such things for themselves....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide] 451 words
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Left an Indelible Mark on American History - “A whole generation of Americans had grown up knowing no other president. He was a presence in their living rooms, he had called them my friends, and he had been at the helm of the two worst crisis of the century.” (“FDR”) The people loved his optimism and his sympathy with the less fortunate. (Perkins, 7) He was the people’s champion and they elected him to office four consecutive times. (Schlesinger, Time) President Roosevelt rescued America during the hardship that was the great depression....   [tags: biography, american presidents, great depression] 1880 words
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The Varied Impact of the Great Depression on American People - The Varied Impact of the Great Depression on American People The experiences of Americans during the Great Depression varied greatly. For most, the Great Depression was a time of hardships and trials. The way that people were tried were different though, some languished in a collapsed economy, while others had to struggle to make a living in the remote regions of the country. The years berween 1929 and 1933 were trying years for people throughout the world. Inflation was often so high money became nearly worthless....   [tags: American America History]
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St. John’s Wort - St. John’s Wort What is St. John’s Wort. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) is a small plant with bright yellow flowers. Wort is an old English term that means plant. The red spots on the leaves of the plant are symbolic of the blood of St. John after his beheading. The plant is grown worldwide but it grows especially well in parts of Northern California and Southern Oregon (http://www.doctormurray.com/articles/worteditorial.htm). St. John’s Wort has not been well known in the United States until recently....   [tags: Depression Medicine Medical Plant Papers]
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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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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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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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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 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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Elderly Abuse: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect - Elderly Abuse: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Missing Works Cited I. INTRODUCTION Of nursing home staff in 1989 40% admitted to committing at least one psychologically abusive act toward a resident and 10% admitted to physically abusing a resident in the preceding year.[1] Not only are nursing home residents at risk of being abused by their caretakers but they are also at risk of being restrained, which may lead to a form of abuse. With five percent of the elderly population, or one to two million instances of elder abuse occurring yearly there is no doubt that elder abuse deserves serious consideration.[2] Upon growing older there are many decisions to be made....   [tags: Nursing Homes Old Elderly Senior Care Essays] 4582 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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