People with severe cases of major depression can’t work, study, or interact and eventually can’t feed, clothe or clean themselves (Hales 38).Manic depression is a type of depression that goes from a person being extremely happy and then becoming severely depressed (Kist 107). Being in a depressed state can be life threatening. People suffering from manic depression show many symptoms. A few major ones are hyperactivity; talking fast, inability, fear of dying, and jumping from one topic to another during a conversation (Kist 39). Another type is Psychoanalysis.
If you agreed to five of these statements and have been experiencing them for more than two weeks then the possibility of being depressed is high. Depression is defined as a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way (meriam-webster.com) Depression can be triggered by many things such as life event, loss of a job, loss of a loved one, and end of a relationship. Some studies have also shown that it could
Nobody wants to feel sad and hopeless but with depression that 's how you feel all the time. Untreated depression is a serious cause, there can be many different downfalls to this such as suicidal thoughts or committing suicide, insomnia, loss of appetite, the need of hurting yourself and mixed emotions. Did you know 90% of people who die from suicide have depression or other mental disorders ( Goldberg 3). Should depression go untreated? No, depression shouldn’t go untreated because they feel alone, but they need to take the necessary step of looking for help even if it’s without medication.
Clinical features of depression Mild depressive episodes typically include features such as: ·Sadness and crying, ·Loss of int... ... middle of paper ... ...ession before referring on to the non-medically trained. Prognosis The long-term prognosis for depression is still guarded, however. Up to 15% of patients who have had depression will go on to kill themselves. Recurrent episodes of depression are the norm rather than the exception. Long-term studies of lithium suggest that it may help to reduce the number of episodes and prevent suicide.
Depressed and Suicidal Patients The thought of life coming to an end is a scary thought for anyone, but for someone who is depressed and suicidal it may seem to them as a release of some kind. In reality is suicide going to solve these patient’s problems? The patient may think so, but it will not solve any issues or problems. Suicide is a pertinent solution that no one can return from. My experience with depressed and suicidal people or patients is small.
Depression is sometimes mistaken as the typical sad feeling all humans get once in a while. However, the distinct difference between depression and those typical sad feelings are that depression is long-term whereas feeling sad is short-term. Depression is a mental illness that should be taken seriously as this illness can affect the individual emotionally and physically, and impair the daily life. So what is it that causes depression? This is the big question psychologists try to answer through research but their explanations do not explain how those who face one of those factors, only a few are able to avoid developing depression.
Cause of depression: Clinical depression is a very common psychological problem, and most people never seek proper treatment, or seek treatment but they are misdiagnosed with physical illness. This is extremely unfortunate because, with proper treatment, nearly 80% of those with depression can make significant improvement in their mood and life adjustment. “You may have heard people talk about chemical imbalances in the brain that occur in depression, suggesting that depression is a medical illness, without psychological causes”. However, all psychological problems have some physical manifestations, and all physical illnesses have psychological components as well. In fact, the chemical imbalances that occur during depression usually disappear when you complete psychotherapy for depression, without taking any medications to correct the imbalance.
Others are denied adequate pain killers because of their physician's lack of knowledge, inadequate training, or specific beliefs. Most physicians feel that suicide in such cases is not a preferred solution either; a better approach is proper management of pain through medication. There appears to be a lack of collective will to make this happen. Many, perhaps most, people die in excessive, though treatable, pain. ► They have a terminal illness and do not want to diminish their assets by incurring large medical costs as their death approaches.
If people would just help the patient through this time, they would eventually get to the acceptance stage. Sadly though with some, they never reach this point because they have decided suicide is a better way out of their illness. "USA Today has reported that among older people suffering from terminal illnesses who attempt suicide, the number suffering from depression reaches almost 90%" (Balch). This is an extremely high percentage. If people got counseling for their depression than the number of people who would opt for suicide would decline.
"Throughout history, explanations for illness have commonly blamed ill persons for their illnesses. Such explanations encourage policy makers to ignore how social and environmental factors can foster illness (Weitz, 20120)." The society need to recognize that it is not the person’s fault when they are emotionally or mentally ill. People in the society need to realize that those who tend to harm themselves or others and commit suicide are suffering from a serious mental illness. Another reason why there are some people that commit suicide is because of how they get treated by the people around them. For example, gay and lesbian people were not socially acceptable until lately, even now, it is still not entirely socially acceptable even though the same sex marriage is already legally recognized in the whole United States.