The third thing I’m going to mention is how there is many different types of depression. The types of depression are Major depression, Chronic depression, Bipolar depression, Seasonal depression, Postpartum depression, and substance induces mood disorder (SIMD).
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While the pervasiveness of depression in modern American Culture is apparent, the relationships between the factors that cause it are often debated. Depression, according to David Myers, is the most common disorder that causes patients to seek treatment and 17 percent of adults in the United States face depression at some point during their lifetime (Myers 621, 2013). According to the DSM-IV-Tr, as cited by Myers, a depressive episode occurs when someone shows five characteristics of depression for a period of two or more weeks. Characteristics of depression are a depressed mood for a majority of the day, diminished interest, weight loss or gain, insomnia or oversleeping, persistent lethargy, feeling of worthlessness, inappropriate guilt, difficulty
“An estimated 350 million people worldwide are affected by depression. Making depression the leading cause for disability worldwide” (Marcus 6). Although major depression, also known as clinical depression, is one of the most common forms of depression and it can wreak havoc on one’s life, it is possible to learn to cope with it. “6.9% of adults in the U.S.—16 million—had at least one major depressive episode in the past year” (Mental Health by the Numbers). There are many causes that can cause major depression such as abuse, genetics, major life events, or loss. Major depression affects a person’s life from day to day activates, to sleep, to eating and weight, to relationships, and to work and school. There are several different ways to learn how to cope and treat clinical
Depression has been identified as the most common psychiatric symptoms found in hospital settings (Rodin & Voshart, 1986). It is estimated that depression accounts for 75% of all hospitalizations, and more than 100 million people in the world develop clinically recognizable depression ...
Clinical depression is very common. Over nine million Americans are diagnosed with clinical depression at some point in their lives. Many more people suffer from clinical depression because they do not seek treatment. They may feel that depression is a personal weakness, or try to cope with their symptoms alone. On the other hand, some people are comfortable with admitting their symptoms and seeking help. Such a discrepancy may account for the differences in reported cases of depression between men and women, which indicate that more than twice the numbers of women than men are clinically depressed. According to the numbers of reported cases of depression, 25% of women and 10% of men will have one or more episodes of clinical depression during their lifetimes.
Depression is one of the most prevalent mental disorders worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, depression affects an estimated 350 million people and suicide, which is closely related to depression, results in an estimated 1 million deaths per year. The symptoms of depression include sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of hopelessness, guilt, and low self-worth, changes in sleep and appetite, fatigue, and lack of concentration. Severity, time-span, and recurrence can vary. Depression also results in impairment of functioning, which can affect the individual, others around them, and can worsen the depressive symptoms. Because of the prevalence of the disorder, it is important to consider factors
According to the DSM-V, depressive disorders have shared characteristics of sad, empty, or irritable mood, complemented by somatic and cognitive changes that significantly affect the one’s capacity to function. The main elements that vary are among them are issues of duration, timing, or supposed etiology” (DSM-V, p, 155).
Depression is characterized by overwhelming sadness, loss of motivation, and interest in activities. This mental illness can be life-threatening and disabling for many people. Depression affects 1 in 10 adults, leading to the majority of the 41,000 yearly suicides. (Hope for Depression Research Foundation [n.d]). Although this is a very disabling disease that makes thousands feel hopeless; but Biomed gives a better insight into the illness. Allowing many to pinpoint why they have depression giving them a kind of comfort with their mental illness. Biomedical research has given an answer to why these people are suffering. “Depression can be triggered by traumatic life events, poor diet, genetic conditions, blood sugar imbalances, medical illness, hormone imbalance, lack of