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Serious Disorders in America: Clinical Depression

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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. There are believed to be three types of depression which are Major depression, Dysthymic disorder and minor depression. These three types of depression affect each individual in different ways and have different affects on a person life. Major depression has a very large interference with a person’s ability to sleep, eat, work and so many more aspects of your daily life. ”The most commonly diagnosed form of depression is Major Depressive Disorder, which is characterized by a depressed mood for more than two weeks, among other symptoms.” (Michael Ashworth, PH.D: Types Of Depression) Dysthymic disorder is a depressive disorder that has long lasting affects but is less severe than those symptoms of Major depression. “Dysthymia is similar to Major Depressive Disorder, but the symptoms occur over a much longer period of time – more than 2 years. This is considered a chronic form of depression, and treatment can be challenging as an individual with Dysthymia has often already tried all manner of treatment. “(Michael Ashworth, PH.D: Types Of Depression) Minor depression has ve... ... middle of paper ... ... that are available. Works Cited Ashworth, M. (2007). Types of Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 3, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/types-of-depression/000908http://psychcentral.com/lib/types-of-depression/000908 Murray, Caroline. 12 Surprising Causes of Depression. Retrieved on 21 Apr , 2014, from http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20515167,00.html Iliades, C (2014). 9 Depression Types to Know. Retrieved on May 3, 2014, from http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression-pictures/different-types-of-depression.aspx Lickerman, A (2009). The True Causes of Depression. Retrieved on 02 May, 2014, from http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happiness-in-world/200910/the-true-cause-depression Smith, M (2014) Depression Symptoms & Warning Signs. Retrieved on 20 Apr, 2014, from http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_signs_types_diagnosis_treatment.htm

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that depression is a serious disorder that affects millions of people in the united states every year. it can be treated through anti-depressants, coping, cognitive-behavioral and psychotherapy.
  • Explains that the three types of depression affect each individual in different ways and have different affects on a person's life.
  • Explains that depression can be caused by biological, cognitive, gender, medications, genetics, and situational issues.
  • Explains that depression can be identified by a friend or family member and should be taken seriously and not ignored.
  • Explains that there are many factors that can lead to depression, but also many treatments for it. suicide is a serious symptom of depression.
  • Opines that the research covered in this paper is very good information because reading through some of this information may be good assistance because someone you know might be exhibiting some signs and symptoms and may not even know it.
  • Cites ashworth, m. (2007). types of depression, psych central. retrieved on may 3, 2014.
  • Cites murray, caroline. 12 surprising causes of depression. retrieved on 21 apr, 2014.
  • Cites lickerman, a., the true causes of depression.
  • Explains that smith, m. (2014), depression symptoms & warning signs.
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