Depression is a long-term or short-term feeling of sadness and usually has physical symptoms associated with it. This is the clinical definition given by the National Institute of Mental Health in their article, "Depression." Everyone feels sad at some point and it can last for a while.
The US government and the Great Depression
The US government’s role in the Great Depression has been very controversy. Different hypothesizes argued differently on the causes of the Great depression and whether the New Deal introduced by the government and President Roosevelt helped United States got out of the depression. I would argue that even though not the only factor, the US government did lead the country into the Great Depression and the New Deal actually delayed the recovery process. I will discuss five different factors (stock market crash, bank failure, tariff and tax cut, consumer spending and agriculture) that are commonly accepted to cause the depression and how the government linked to them. Furthermore, I will try to show how the government prolonged the depression in the United States by introducing the New Deal.
The Great Depression was a period of worldwide economic depression exemplified by the mass unemployment in the Unites States. The drastic shift in American culture had long lasting psychological and social effects on citizens. From the roaring 20s , a decade of luxury, exorbitance, and superficial prosperity , america had slowly transitioned into a period of hardship,despair, and gloom
Learning from the Great Depression
Over the course of history, America has dealt with its share of economic troubles. One of America’s darkest moments, economically, came in the year of 1929. On October 29th, 1929 America’s stock market crashed. This would become what we now know as the Great Depression. The Great Depression lasted approximately ten years.
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.
Two of the main types are clinical depression and dysthymia. Clinical depression (also known as major depression) is known to be the most common and most severe form of depression. It is defined by having constant feelings of sadness, hopeless, and worthlessness that do not go away on their own. Clinical depression is a serious clinical mood disorder that interferes with a person’s everyday life for weeks to months at a time. As mentioned before this form of depression is linked to chemical changes in the brain and everyday life stressors. Dysthymia is the second most known form of depression. Dysthymia is a much milder yet much more enduring type of depression that affect women three times more than men. People with dysthymia experience little happiness in their lives. Many cant even remember a time when they felt happy, exited, or inspired. People with dysthymia are constantly complaining and always critical about themselves it may seem to many that they’ve been depressed all their life. Dysthymia can affect your life more than clinical depression because it last for a longer period of time. Dysthymia is a condition that tends to develop at an early stage in a persons life. Many people delay to get treated for this condition because they see their constant negative mood as being part of life. The earlier people get treated for this condition the better he or she will get relief and possibly avoid and further damage. Other forms
Depression is an affliction which can cripple a person severely. A depressed person is generally less motivated, less happy and, because of their depression they have less bright prospects then a non depressed person.
Depression is a mental mood disorder that causes an on going feeling of sadness and a loss of interest even in one’s favorite activities. Clinical depression affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variation of emotional and physical problems. Someone who has clinical depression might also have trouble doing normal activities throughout the day and feel as if life isn't worth li...
Hundreds and thousands of people are affected by depression, a very severe mental illness, every single year. People think that depression is just someone being sad, and it isn’t very severe. However, it is much more complicated than that. Depression can alter one’s brain chemicals, causing it to be hard to treat and very severe. Depression was first recognized as a mental disorder in 1895, by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin. Since then, millions of people have been diagnosed with depression. Depression is very capable of ruining someone’s life if it is not closely monitored. Many people experience depression and have their lives ruined; although depression is very severe, it can be treated.
What is a Dysthymic Disorder, and how does it affect an individual? Dysthymic disorder is a chronic mood disorder that falls within the depression spectrum. This is a long-term, chronic disorder, but with less severity than Major Depressive Disorder. Just like major depression, dysthymia has roots in genetic, neurochemical imbalances, childhood and adulthood trauma, and social circumstances, especially in isolation and the unavailability to access mental health professional services. The stress that provokes at least early onset form is usually chronic. The criteria for Dysthymic Disorder states that an individual must have two or more of the following symptoms lasting for more than two years: feelings of hopelessness, insomnia or fatigue, poor concentration or having difficulty making decisions, low energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, poor appetite or overeating, and last irritability. Some of the symptoms will exclude mania, hypomanic or mixed episode commonly associated with bipolar dis...