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.
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Depression is a psychiatric disorder characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, loss of appetite, feelings of extreme sadness, guilt, helplessness and hopelessness, and thoughts of death. People that are depressed have sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason. It is a serious illness that affects thoughts, feelings, and the ability to function in everyday life. Thirteen to fourteen million Americans suffer from depression in any given year and over sixteen percent have depression at some point in time. (Depression health) Women tend to be more susceptible to the disorder than men. (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. Depression is a serious illness and should be taken as so. Contrary to the popular misconceptions about depression today, it is a serious and deadly disorder.1
Many people think that depression just means that someone is sad, but that is not the case. There are many symptoms that depressed people may show such as hopelessness, guilt, worthlessness, or pessimism. If someone is depressed they may also be restlessness and have difficulty concentrating. More signs of depression include loss interest in activities they once found enjoyable or difficulty making decisions. They may also experience a lot of fatigue (NIH, n.d.) Remember just because someone exhibits these signs or symptoms once in a while does it mean that they are depressed. If someone is depressed they will show these symptoms for a while. One major indicator of depression is thoughts or attempted suicide (helpguide,
People who have suffered some type of stressful events, alcoholism, substance abuse, physical illness, physical abuse, pregnancy, unemployment, or homelessness are more at risk to suffer from depression. People with depression feel embarrassed, ashamed, and do not realized that they can be treated. Depression is increasingly common; it is very important to get treatment to get better. A person who has a relative with depression has four times the risk to develop depression. However, people with no family history of depression may suffer from this illness. There is more risk when genetics, environmental, and other factors work together. A depressive episode may occur in any stressful situation. The loss of a love one, abuse, poverty, stress at home and work may cause depression. Individuals with other type of serious illness tend to get depressed. Tragic events like accidents, natural disasters, military combat contribute to...
Depression is a medical illness that affects a persons emotions, behavior, and thoughts. It is more than just a feeling of sadness for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million individuals in the United States who has depression, the feeling never subsides. Depression can lead to emotional and physical issues. Typically, people with depression find it hard to go about their day-to-day activities, and may also feel like their life is not worth living. It can also affect those around you as well.
Depression is not uniform, signs and symptoms may have been experienced by some sufferers and not by others. How severe the symptoms are, and how long they last depends on the individual person and their illness. There are more common symptoms such as: a constant feeling of sadness, anxiety, the feeling of emptiness, a general feeling of pessimism, hopelessness, restlessness, irritability, loss of interest in activities or hobbies that were once enjoyed, lower levels of energy, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, memory of details, difficulty making decisions, disturbed sleep patterns, a change in eating habits, and at most extreme suicidal t...
Have you ever wondered why there are people who are depressed and why others are not? Depression can be defined as “a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest” (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2013). Many people suffer from this disease around the world. Furthermore, depression does not only involve the individuals, but it involves the masses around them also, because depression could totally change or damage people’s life, then their parents or supporters will suffer dealing with them. According to WebMD, depression may result in serious illness effects such as insomnia, stroke, and heart attack. Although there are many causes of depression, three of the major causes are genetics, life experiences, and drug and alcohol abuse.
Depression is a growing epidemic in society, with ten times more people suffering from major depression today than in 1945. Depression effects everyone, not only those who struggle with it themselves; it leaves lasting economic and social impacts, and is especially prevalent in the western world. There are many different types of depression and, as with all mental illnesses, no two cases are ever exactly the same. In most instances, depression is caused by a mixture of biological, genetic, and psychological elements.
The impact of depression is significant as shown by an 11% reduction in a worker's productivity after a major depressive episode. The latest national survey conducted this year shows that more than 60% of managers have supervised employees who were able to remain working while others have supervised workers who returned to work after taking a leave of absence for depression. Both employees and managers signified that the workers' concentration, memory and ability to make decisions were affected by their condition. Other symptoms of depression include loss of energy, depressed mood, weight loss or weig...
All individuals at some point in their life have to deal with some kind of stress. This stress can cause multiple problems with an individual if not dealt with. When dealing with stress, people’s behavior changes, and can sometimes be the cause of negative behavior. One thing that stress can lead too, if not dealt with, is depression. Many individuals have stress in their home life and their professional life. Stress at home can carry over into the professional environment, which can cause work to be difficult. This can cause major disruptions in productivity and can be detrimental to that individual. If it has a detrimental outcome, this can cause the individual to go into deeper depression. No matter how stressful a situation is, the individual
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and a loss of interest. In major depressions, these feelings are unremitting and carry with them the real danger of suicide. As mentioned in the article, daily functioning at work and home were impaired and the individual felt as if she will never climb out of those feelings. Tracy Thompson has experienced depression and she tried taking antidepressants and Prozac to relieve her depression. She had many symptoms of depression, such as eating without an appetite, always being tired, personality changing, and forgetting important things. Depression is different from the blues, sadness, and grief because feelings of grief or sadness are not usually long-lasting. Feeling sadness, loneliness, or grief when an individual goes through a difficult life experience is part of being a human. And most of the time, individuals who suffer sadness or grief can continue to