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  • Depressive Disorders

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    depression is curable, and that is why people should ask for help when they are in need. There are many ways to effectively treat depression like medications, psychotherapies, and other methods. Furthermore, there are several forms of depressive disorders: major depressive disorder (major depression), dysthymic disorder (dysthymia), minor depression, psychotic depression, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder, and bipolar disorder. All of those types of depression are most likely caused

  • Depressive Symptomatology

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    4- Normativity, Not Normality: Against the Reification of Depressive Symptomatology In this chapter, I apply George Canguelhelm’s critique of positivism to a series of case studies demonstrating the theoretical and practical shortcomings of the chemical imbalance theory as a treatment modality for clinical depression. While the medical model in psychiatry suggests that reversing abnormal brain chemistry by pharmaceuticals corrects depressive symptoms, these case studies explicate Canguelhelm’s critique

  • Major Depressive Disorder

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    It happens often that individuals believe they are suffering through depression when in reality, they are simply feeling sad. Sadness is caused by an event that is happening in the moment in contrast to MDD (Major depressive disorder), when the individual is suffering through a constant feeling of mixed emotions for a long period of time. MDD is a mood disorder that causes one to feel constantly sad and lonely. It also causes a loss of interest in past hobbies and activities, and affects the way

  • Depressive Disorders

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    Depressive disorders are mental disorders that cause long periods of excessive sadness. These long periods affect a persons thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. There are three different types of depressive disorders; major depression, also known as clinical depression, chronic depression, also known as dysthemia, and manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder. Depression is caused by a number of things, but luckily, it's curable. Major depression involves excessive sadness and/or a loss of

  • Major Depressive Disorder Essay

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    Major Depressive Disorder, according to Coon, is a mood disorder in which the person has suffered one or more intense episodes of depression. Major Depressive Disorder falls under mood disorders subtopic depressive disorders (Coon 2013). “Psychologist have come to realize that mood disorders (major disturbances in emotion) are among the most serious of all psychological conditions. In any given year, roughly 9.5 percent of the U.S. population suffers from a mood disorder (National Institute of Mental

  • Major Depressive Disorder

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    Major Depressive Disorder or MDD is a very common clinical condition that affects millions of people every year. According to the Agency for Health Care Policy & Research, “ depression is under diagnosed & untreated by most medical doctors, despite the fact that it can almost always be treated successfully. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV); A person who suffers from this disorder must have a depressed mood, or have lost interest in things

  • Endorphins and Major Depressive Disorder

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    This paper reviews the studies evaluating the relationship between endorphins and Major Depressive Disorder. Individuals with depression were found to have lower levels of beta-endorphins. The findings were limited by methodological differences. Alternatives to antidepressants that potentially increased beta-endorphin levels were reviewed. This included exercise, acupuncture, and electroconvulsive therapy. Each of these modalities was shown to increase beta-endorphin levels although the results were

  • Major Depressive Disorder

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    Introduction Major Depressive Disorder defined by DSM-IV-TR (2000) “is characterised by one or more Major Depressive Episodes (i.e., at least 2 weeks of depressed mood or loss of interest accompanied by at least four additional symptoms of depression)”. Major Depressive Disorder affects twice as many women as men and for both genders it is most common in those who are 25-44 years of age (All About Depression.com 2011). In the case of 65 year old Mrs Adele Harper who was diagnosed at age 43, has

  • Essay On Major Depressive Disorder

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    INTRODUCTION Major Depressive Disorder BODY Major Depressive Disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by the presence of one or more depressive episodes in a person’s lifetime. 1) Feeling sad, empty, and irritable throughout the day, 2) loss of interest in normal activities, 3) change in weight/appetite, 4) change in sleeping pattern, 5) change in activity, 6) sudden loss of energy, 7) feeling worthless and guilty, 8) diminished ability of concentration, and 9) thoughts of death/suicide

  • ADHD and its Effects on Depressive Behavior

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    reaserch is very relevant in todays society with 10% of the population affected by depression in their lifetime. The causes of depression are so varied that any predictors should be studied thuroughly. ADHD is a very common predictor for long term depressive behavior in adults. There is substancial evidence that ties these two behaviors together through different stressors durring childhood of children with ADHD. However there is less reaserch to show the biological ties between the two disorders. There

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