Great Depression Research Paper

explanatory Essay
526 words
526 words

Depression is a mental health condition, where you feel emotionally dejected and withdrawled. This is a state that lasts much longer than any other emotional state of mind. This state of mind is different than everyday sadness, which will always come and go in your life. Depression can interfere with your life and daily activities and make it harder for you to enjoy life. Depression affects how you feel, how you think, and how you behave, as well as lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. If you have depression you may feel devoid of emotion like a robot or feel as if life isn't worth living. Different types of depression have different ranges but they usually last for long periods of time. Depression affects everyone: it does …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that depression is a mental health condition where you feel emotionally dejected and withdrawled.
  • Explains that dysthymia is considered a mild, yet chronic type of depression. it can be caused by physical changes in the brain, hereditary changes, stress, abuse at home, etc.

These forms include: Dysthymia, Major Depression, Bipolar Depression, Postpartum Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder also known as ``SAD``. Dysthymia is considered a mild, yet chronic type of Depression. This disorder usually develops in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood but does not have a precise beginning (Hales, 1989). Some causes of Dysthymia can be bio-chemical: people may have physical changes in their brains, it could be hereditary, or it could be caused by your environment: difficult situations that are hard to cope with, high levels of stress, abuse at home, ect. This type of depression lasts the longest amount of continuous time, it can last for any amount of years continuously but for one year at the very least. Dysthymia is known for all of its symptoms to be recurrent, almost always happening. Symptoms of Dysthymia include: poor appetite or overeating, sleeping too little or too much, low energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, problems thinking or concentrating and feelings of hopelessness. These symptoms can become so severe that in addition to having Dysthymia, the people who suffer will also develop major depression and experience what therapists call “Double Depression” (Hales, 1989). People who have Dysthymia can be twice as likely to develop the disorder known as Dementia. Dysthymia tends to affect women more than men. This disorder usually co-occurs most commonly with Major Depression, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Drug Abuse and personality or somatoform

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