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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 - Most people don’t think about dehydration; let alone elderly dehydration. It is a common problem, in the aging, and often recognition along with treatment may be delayed; contributing to a high mortality rate. (Lavizzo-Mourey, 1987) By recognizing a potential problem early, you may save an older adult from a debilitating complication. (Hamilton, 2001) The prevention of elderly dehydration will deter illness and increases life expectancy, along with decreasing unnecessary hospitalization and cost....   [tags: Health Elderly]
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Depression - This chapter provides a detailed review of the relevant literature that supports this study. This section is divided into the following sections. The first section examines generalizations concerning depression; The second section examines the increase of depression by 2030; The third section -Prevalence in other countries; The fourth section- Various theories; The fifth section- Etiology; The sixth section-Past explanations for depression; The seventh section-Themes; The eighth section- Types of depression; The ninth section- Gender differences; The tenth section- Culture; The eleventh section- Depression and ethnicity; The twelfth section- Under-recognition of depression; The thirteenth section- Depression in the nursing home; The fourteenth section- Depression in residential homes; The fifteenth section-Depression recognition and home care nurses; The sixteenth section- Low recognition of depression; The seventeenth section- Inappropriate Treatment; The eighteenth section- Depression in elderly under-diagnosed; The nineteenth section- Staff's lack of recognition; The twentieth section- A study; The twenty first section- Nurses recognition of depression; The twenty second section- Nursing home disparities; The twenty third section- Mental Health needs of African Americans; The twenty fourth section- Under-recognition of depression in African Americans; The twenty fifth section- Under-recognition may be acute; The twenty six section- Misdiagnosis and African-Americans, thus, the twenty seventh section- Recognition of depression in African-American residents in long-term care facilities....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 877 words
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Depression - Evidence suggests that depression is associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality and adversely affects the quality of life and social functioning (Katona, 1994). Some of these patients do not move about much, and with depression added to this premise, the transition from what these patients were used to, to a completely new environment is usually traumatic. Nursing care providers can ease the trauma felt by these new arrivals by conducting assessments to determine whether these individuals are suffering from depression, so as to remedy this malady as soon as possible....   [tags: Health, Nursing, Long Term Care] 626 words
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Depression - A study of 272 elders, with an average age of 81, examined how often patients reported feeling depressed and were prescribed antidepressants at both a long-term care facility and through a home-care agency in west-central Indiana. At the long-term care facility, 30 percent of the elders in the study reported feeling depressed, compared with 11 percent who received care in their homes through medical and social services. (Teresi et al., 2001). Depression is one of the most common and treatable of all mental disorders in later life, but it can be life threatening if it is unrecognized and untreated....   [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 purpose of this paper is to determine the level of substance abuse in the elderly community. There is concern that as the population ages in the United States, there will be a significant increase in the number of older adults being treated for substance abuse problems. This paper seeks to understand the issues and concerns that are consequently involved with substance abuse among the elderly. There is no doubt that there is a prevalence of substance abuse throughout several age groups. To a certain extent, a society is faced with the reality of controlling substance abuse....   [tags: Prescription Drug Abuse]
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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: nursing home, informative, social reform]
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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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A Group Adopting Precious Elderly - ... program, but the All Saints House did allow a control group to be established. This group was observed and provided information to ascertain the success of the program. During a meeting with Mrs. Audrea Hood the Community Manager and Mrs. Lorine Elliott the Activities Director on November 9, 2010, an agreement was made for the implementation of A.G.A.P.E. at their facility. The initial meeting with the residents allowed those who wanted to participate to sign up and to go over the general procedures was held on February 7, 2011....   [tags: Help the Aged, A.G.A.P.E, elders, loneliness]
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Care Giving for the Mexican Elderly - “Ageing means an increase in life expectancy, prevalence of chronic disease, and need for health and social care services” (Vladislavovna, 2010, 1). Older people need formal and informal support systems to insure independence and an overall good quality of life. Families & friends play a big role in the lives of aging Mexican elderly, “a social network is the collection of interpersonal and communal bonds that people have throughout their lives to establish social relations that satisfy certain needs, and maintain their wellbeing” (Vladislavovna, 2010, 1) this is going to serve even more importance as the aging population is living longer and the number of older individuals is increasing....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Alzheimer's Disease in the Elderly - Alzheimer is a disease that affects the elderly most. The disease was discovered by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in the year 1906 when he was examining a female’s brain. He found out that the woman displayed memory loss, language problems and some inexplicable changes in behavior. The disease was named after the doctor who was a German psychiatrist and a neuropathologist. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that leads to memory loss, personality changes, and language problems (Gilbert & Julie 2)....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Better Sleep for the Elderly - The elderly population has been increasing over the past decade and now with the baby boomers entering into this population it only applies more pressure to an ever increasing dilemma on how to improve their health. Sleep is essential to a person’s well being and cognitive function. Research studies have shown that there is significant decline in a person’s cognitive function when they do not receive an adequate night’s sleep. The secret to aging healthfully is getting enough sleep to allow the body to heal and rejuvenate from the day’s experiences and traumas....   [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 - Perceptions of Death Although death is readily recognized by medical professionals and laypersons alike, it is difficult to truly define the term. Science and technology blurs the lines between life and death with each new innervation. Not only do scientific efforts challenge human understanding of death, they have allowed for a greater awareness of when death will occur. Along with this awareness are certain common reactions that have been studied by psychologists. Recent research delves further into how death is perceived by elderly patients....   [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 - Walking into the room hearing the conversation could not be helped. Two elderly patients were conversing, one was talking about experiences in World War II and the other was listening intently. When questioned as to what they were discussing and why, the answer received was one that surprised and saddened. The patient telling the story explained “Sometimes my friend forgets all about the past, so I sit here and tell my stories and then it helps my friend remember.” The other patient replied “that is right, there are days I just can’t remember anything and my friend here….remembers everything and tells me all about it”....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Physical Alterations and Nursing Health Promotion of Depression - Introduction Stars such as Sean Connery, and Betty White make aging look graceful and elegant; furthermore they have the advantage to use money to maintain themselves and their health. The media tends to fuel the stigma of when you age if you are not aging to the golden standard of the society then you are dysfunctional or senile; King & Caine (as cited in Ell, 2006) illustrated this as they explain may older clients are inclined not to report their symptoms of depression, because they view this as a flaw or weakness in themselves....   [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? - As we have seen in some of the literary works we have studied, such as What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and The Dead Poet Society, depression is a common problem in our society. Many of us have known someone who has suffered from depression. Depression is a condition that affects everyone – not just the person diagnosed with it. It is imperative that depression be recognized and treated at an early stage, before it becomes an endangering factor in a person’s life. Depression is defined as extreme sorrow lasting at least two weeks....   [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 - The Great Depression touched people at every race and income level. It seemed no one was exempt from the emotional and economic toll of the downturn. Lives were turned upside down, and many did not know how to cope. With the financial collapse, kids lost their college funds, and families lost their homes. Families had to resort to making shelter any way they could. Communities were erected in almost every state that consisted of shelters made of crates and metal sheets; these communities were known as “Hoovervilles” (Leuchtenburg, pg....   [tags: American History]
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Impact on the Great Depression - "No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country," - Franklin D. Roosevelt ("Thinkexist.com"). In the middle of the deepest economic recession in the history of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt took office and did everything in his power to try and turn the country around. Roosevelt was a very intelligent man and the country believed he would lead them out of the Great Depression (Brinkley). Roosevelt inspired the nation to make drastic changes during the Great Depression with his extensive knowledge, understanding of the people's suffering, and new government reforms....   [tags: American History]
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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 - America has experienced several recessions and depressions in the past. Most recently, the housing crisis sparked a recession which has led to rising unemployment. The largest recession so far has been the Great Depression of the 1930s. A stock market crash in 1929 caused loss of savings which led to unemployment, lower wages, and a distrust of the banking system. The affects of it lasted into the 1940s. Franklin Roosevelt was elected president during this period; legislation he passed tried to alleviate the suffering of the public....   [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 - Many adolescents, In the Great Depression, received the full affects and suffered. Some were left hungry, impoverished, and hopeless, how are adolescents today compared. The 30’s were a time of great distress for many Americans. Events such as the stock market crash, an economy suffering from being inflated, overuse of credit, a farming crisis, and other events led America to the economic downfall known as the Great Depression. During the great depression, the unemployment was high, the wages were low, lines stretched around the city for food, families that lost their house had to live in makeshift homes in communities called hoovervilles, and children had to stop school to work for money....   [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 - Imagine the feeling of emptiness in life, and the feeling of nothing matters anymore. Countless people feel this way every day. A 21- year- old male felt this way and wondered if there was ever “victory over depression” (“Depression Stories” 1). At the beginning of his story, he talks about spending four years attempting to find joy. He felt like happiness was hiding from him, and as long as he kept searching it would keep on hiding. As quoted, “Like a tiger trying to catch his tail, I felt my search was not going to end well” (“Depression Stories” 1)....   [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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