There will be many topics covered as you continue to read that are related to depression. Clinical Depression is a very serious disorder that affects millions of people in the United States every year. There are many reasons for depression and there are also many signs and symptoms that can help you to identify depression that is affecting someone close to you. Depression can be treated in different forms weather it is through the use of anti depressants, coping, cognitive-behavioral and psychotherapy. There are many situations that can cause each person to get depressed for different reasons and may affect everyone in different ways and have different severities.
Depression is a mood disorder that can occur once in a person’s lifetime or it can be something that happens quite often. Many people are unaware that depression is quite common among his or her peers and his or her family members. Most of the people who suffer from depression do not seek professional help, due to a lack of knowledge of depression or embarrassment of the condition. Depression cannot only affect a person’s mental health, but it can also affect their physical health as well. When left untreated, depression can last up to month’s sometimes-even years (Tamag 2005). Depression does not have only one cause. There are other variables that cause depression. These variables include unbalanced chemicals in the brain, unbalanced hormones, traumatic events such as death of a loved one, and genes that are inherited from our parents (Staff 2013).
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.
What is depression? Depression is an illness that can take over a person’s life---it can take their happiness and their will to live. This illness can effect adults, teenagers, and even kids. “Depression is an equal opportunity disorder---- it can affect anyone of any group, any background, any race, any gender, and any age. It is the great leveler of all groups and can take the greatest and the smallest of us all and reduce us to the pain and nothingness that is depression (Nydegger 1)”. Depression is an emotion most people may feel they have experienced, but little do they know it’s just the basic emotions we feel. It is important to identify the symptoms of depression, the types of depression, who can get them and how they manifest, in other to be able to treatment them.
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
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.
In today’s society, we are faced with or placed in many unpredictable and stressful situations. However, many of us manage to properly analyze the situations and maintain our sanity, experiencing only a mild form of depression, if any. Others may encounter similar situations and become mentally depressed. Some reasons for being depressed are normal, such as, a death of a family member, parents divorce, or loss of job; but, depending on how long you are depressed, as a result of these misfortunate situations, can determine weather or not you are emotionally depressed. Depression is the most common psychological disorder that affects both the young and old, rich and poor, or even successful and unsuccessful people. Although depression occurs most often in individual who have little education, the truth is, we all are targets.
Clinical depression, which affects about 10% of the adult population (Holtz, Stokes, 1138), is charact...
Depression is a major public health problem, but luckily it is easily detected and manageable. It is important to understand
Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. Depression is a persistent condition that interferes with everyday life and afflicts a person with an overwhelming emotional state of mind. Depression can make the most routine task feel like an extraordinary burden, a feeling that does not go away. There are more than million people in the United States of America who have been diagnosed with depression. In today’s age, depression is more aggressive than ever taking its toll on people of all ages ranging from early childhood to adulthood. Depression is showing up more often between the ages of 15 to 30(Colman, Ian, and Ataullahjan 622-632). As depression has become more prevalent in today’s society, a common debate that has arisen within the medical community concerning the onset of depression has to do with whether or not the genetic make up of a person’s DNA, or the ethnic and socioeconomic background that people are born into has more of an influence on the likelihood of a person being afflicted with depression.