These symptoms include restlessness or feeling “keyed up,” easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension & sleep disturbance (Butcher 201). Twice as common in women, than it is in men, and at the age that it is said to occur is unknown due to reports that clients with GAD presume that they have had it all their lives (Butcher 202). GAD has a high correlation with other anxiety and mood disorders such as panic disorders, social phobias, specific phobias, PTSD, and major depressive disorder. Those with GAD will also experience spotty panic attacks but do not meet the requirements to be diagnosed with panic di... ... middle of paper ... ...nd withdrawal. SSRIs will usually be used to prevent a dependency and withdrawals but may take 2-4 weeks to reach a therapeutic level of effectiveness (Butcher 206).
Depression affects men, woman, and children. However woman are more prone to depression by 70% more than men. New mothers and fathers also tend to experience a period of depression after the arrival of their newborn. People of all walks of life can experience an episode of depression, regardless if you have money or not. Those individuals that work in more stressful situations than others however are more at risk of experiencing one of these episodes in their lives.
Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of mood or emotional disorders. It’s normal for people to occasionally feel down or sad, but it’s not normal when the feelings last longer than a few days. Depression will interfere with ones’ daily life and causes difficulty for the one afflicted and for their loved ones. Depression can also cause physical pain, and can interfere with a person’s daily routine as well as their life. What is sad about depression is that it has driven many people to commit self-harm or even suicide.
Every human being is prone to depression and no is the exception to this disease. “Nearly twice as many women (12.0 percent) as men (6.6 percent) are affected by a depressive disorder each year. These figures translate to 12.4 million women and 6.4 million men in the U.S” (Depression Facts and Statistics 2009)Although women are three times more likely to become depressed than men, men are five times more likely to commit suicide when depressed than women. Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts; it impacts the way a person functions socially,... ... middle of paper ... ...th different personally and different learning styles can be very difficult. That is why it is important for a teacher to be organized and keep a clean and safe classroom environment.
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Depression and Finding Help Depression is defined as an illness; the feelings of depression persist and interfere with a child or adolescent’s ability to function. Depression can be a very difficult and painful experience that affects not only the individual suffering from it, but also the people around them. There comes a point in some peoples’ lives where social isolation, low energy, sadness, low self-esteem, and the feeling of hopelessness, cannot be taken anymore. The feelings are so strong and persistent, that the victim becomes severely unhappy, which can then result in depression. Clinical depression has many related symptoms trouble sleeping, eating disorders, withdrawal and inactivity, self-punishment, and loss of pleasure.
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.
Similarly, you may get it even if no one else in your family has had it. People with high levels of stress are much more likely to develop depression that those who do not. Though most people go through a "down" period after a particularly stressful event like a divorce or death of a loved one, sometimes extremely difficult stresses can trigger depressive episodes in certain people who are susceptible to the illness.
Cognitive psychologists also agree that stressful experiences can create depression in people who are predisposed to the illness. For example, the death of a loved one may cause depression. Psychologists usually distinguish true depression from grief, a normal process of mourning a loved one who has died. Other stressful experiences may include divorce, pregnancy, the loss of a job, and even childbirth. In addition, people with serious physical illnesses or disabilities often develop depression.