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Depression Many people experience thoughts of hopelessness and sadness some time in their lives. People do not have the satisfaction or the pleasure of life. People, who are depressed feel down most of the time, are not interested, or amused about what is going on around them. “When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who are about him or her (National Institute of Mental Health). People with depression experience severe chronic pain. There is mild, moderate, and severe depression. Depression is a common but serious illness that needs to be treated. Depression commonly occurs in early adult hood but can occur throughout people’s life. Women are two times more pruned to get depression than men. 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... ... middle of paper ... This should be kept in the dark. This would allow more people to step up and get help. This will also prevent people from taking their lives because they feel ashamed and that no one can understand them. This illness should be treated as soon as someone experiences any symptoms so that he or she may be treated. Works Cited Depression. "National Institute of Mental Health." Web. 04 June 2010. Depression Research Clinic. “Stanford School of Medicine.” Web. 4 June 2010. Gray, R, M Pfeil, and M Jones. "Treatments and issues of choice in depression." Practice Nursing 20.4 (2009): 199-203. CINAHL with Full Text. EBSCO. Web. 9 June 2010. Pain, anxiety, and depression." Harvard Mental Health Letter 26.11 (2010): 1-3. Health Source - Consumer Edition. EBSCO. Web. 9 June 2010.
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