Chronic Disorder: The Social Effects Of Depression

explanatory Essay
1394 words
1394 words

According to Lindsay Taylor, Depression is a chronic disorder, which if not immediately treated it will subject the sufferer and his or her immediate social network to a very poor quality of life (Taylor 2014). This is the case because it is a multifaceted condition that affects the sufferer emotionally, socially, psychically and mentally. Roughly 20 million people in the United States suffer from depression every year, and 1 in 4 young adults will suffer an episode of depression before age 24. Operating in a stressful work environment is known as one of the most common depression triggers. If someone works in a tough environment, they will feel more depressed than someone who works in an easy going environment. Depression is very common among …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that depression is a multifaceted condition that affects the sufferer emotionally, socially, psychically and mentally.
  • Explains that the hippocampus is smaller in some depressed people. it is part of the limbic system and processes long-term memory recollection.
  • Explains that depression can harm the body in many ways, including the brain and the heart.
  • Explains that depression affects people's social and family withdrawal, which can change how they function in the world and their relationship with others.
  • Explains that depression and substance abuse share genetics, brain, and developmental problems, which can lead to drug abuse. substance abuse and the brain have a connection.
  • Explains that the urge to commit suicide is one of the best known emotional effects from depression.
  • Opines that depression can affect an individual's health in serious ways including social, emotional, and physical health.

Social withdrawal is very common among most depressed individuals, this may include not talking to friends and family the way the individual used to talk to them. According to Tracy, The social effects of depression can change how a person functions in the world and their relationship with others (Tracy 2016). One of the most common social effects from depression is social and family withdrawal. Some that are depressed will tend to isolate themselves from friends and family due to the fact that they battling the depression mind set. According to Lucy Boyd, A depressed person may quit attending the once-pleasurable activities such as a weekly movie with friends. She explains that the reason for this happening is the fact that when someone is depressed, communicating or public speaking will seem too much of an effort. Another reason for this behavior is the fact that people who are depressed feel more useless and hopeless than some who isn’t, leading to a poor social life (Boyd …show more content…

The types of thoughts from being suicidal from depression vary from person. Some people wish they were dead, feeling that the world would be better off without them. Others make explicit plans to hurt themselves. Researchers say that 90% of people who have committed suicide have clinical depression or any other form of metal disorder (Anonymous 2016). Many times, people who have committed suicide also deal with the struggle of drug or substance problem within their life. Another symptom of emotional effects from depression is that feeling of being sad, hopeless, and empty. On average, people will be happy with the things they love to do. When someone is depressed even then, they can be sad while doing something that they love to do Thus, creating the feeling of being hopeless and empty. Having this be an issue, the individual will soon find the hobby that they used to enjoy become very depressing. Whenever they are participating in their hobbies they still will find a way to make those hobbies depressing to them. Most of the time to make these hobbies depressing, the individual will think about negative aspects, they can be enjoying the hobby at the beginning but as soon as they think about something that is bothering them, they will become depressed even if the hobby is a fun hobby. This is the most obvious sign of depression because this is what most people will find to be

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