When it comes to depression there are a couple different types, and definitions that people may have. In addition, not sleeping enough can definitely make people irritable and stressed and can make it harder for them to manage their emotions (Kemper,... ... middle of paper ... ...on them, causing them to become depressed as well. Depression strikes all age groups. Getting treatment can be different for everyone. Antidepressants and symptoms of depression vary depending on the person.
Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of mood or emotional disorders. It’s normal for people to occasionally feel down or sad, but it’s not normal when the feelings last longer than a few days. Depression will interfere with ones’ daily life and causes difficulty for the one afflicted and for their loved ones. Depression can also cause physical pain, and can interfere with a person’s daily routine as well as their life. What is sad about depression is that it has driven many people to commit self-harm or even suicide.
It may even come abruptly, happening in just a few weeks or days. Nervous breakdowns are commonly associated with depression and are often identified due to the confusion and fear that depression brings. Depression heavily influences emotions and one’s outlook on life and more than often ends up changing a person’s life in a major way. People experiencing depression often feel sad every day and cry very often, making that too another daily routine. Even when participating in activities that used to bring joy, people begin to lose interest and begin secluding themselves from people and things they love.
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.
Depression and Finding Help Depression is defined as an illness; the feelings of depression persist and interfere with a child or adolescent’s ability to function. Depression can be a very difficult and painful experience that affects not only the individual suffering from it, but also the people around them. There comes a point in some peoples’ lives where social isolation, low energy, sadness, low self-esteem, and the feeling of hopelessness, cannot be taken anymore. The feelings are so strong and persistent, that the victim becomes severely unhappy, which can then result in depression. Clinical depression has many related symptoms trouble sleeping, eating disorders, withdrawal and inactivity, self-punishment, and loss of pleasure.
(Depression health) Women tend to be more susceptible to the disorder than men. (Depression) Symptoms of depression are persistent sad mood, loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed, significant change in appetite or body weight, difficulty sleeping or oversleeping, physical slowing down, agitation, loss of energy, feeling worthless or inappropriate guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide. Depression may last several months or longer and may reoccur but it is generally reversible in the short run. People that are depressed need to feel connected with, anchored by, or guided by important people. (Effects) Depression frequently occurs with other physical illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.
Some depression in adolescents is obviously more severe in some people than others and some even fall into clinical depression where they just feel a deep sadness and hopelessness that affects all normal activities (Berger & Chuang, p. 380). In young adulthood, ages 19-25, depression can be crippling and make it harder for their later development. It may make it harder for them to get through university or finding a mate. The textbook also states that this mental illness is more common to be diagnosed in this stage of life because it is the stage where an adult is trying to find themselves (Berger & Chuang, p. 415). Depression is described as, “Feelings of hopelessness, lethargy, and worthlessness that last two weeks or more” (Berger & Chuang, p. 592).
Most people experience feelings of sadness or depression as normal responses to life’s struggles, such as loss or injured self-esteem. However, there are those that experience extreme sadness or despair and include feelings of being helpless, worthless, or hopeless. These individuals are likely suffering from clinical depression. Depression is a real illness that affects an estimated 17 million Americans with the potential of seriously impairing their ability to function in everyday situations. Depression can carry with it many damaging consequences to relationships, families, work productivity.
People who regularly behave in dependent, hostile, and impulsive ways appear at greater risk for depression. Psychologists also believe that stressful experiences can trigger depression in people who are predisposed to the illness. About 20 percent of women experience an episode of depression after having a baby; this is called postpartum depression. Also, people who experience child abuse appear to be more vulnerable to depression than others.1 Depression affects people all around the world and takes over many lives. It is a detectable disease.
Many people feel apprehensive and miserable every now and then, but when does it take over their whole lives? Losing a loved one, doing poorly in school or work, being bullied and other hardships might lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous and/or anxious. Some people experience this on an everyday basis, sometimes even or no reason at all. Those people might have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both. It is highly likely for someone with an anxiety disorder to also be suffering from depression, or the other way around.