1325 words - 5 pagesThere 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.
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2504 words - 10 pages Approximately eighteen point million American adults or about nine point five percent of the U.S population age eighteen and older has depression. To break this down a bit more, twelve point four million woman and six point four men in the U.S are affected by depression. Depression is a very broad illness that many people are dealing with today. There are many different types and ways of dealing with depression, and helping others through it. When depressed, people lose all interest in group activities, and stay at home and mope around (Do, Jan 19th, 2011).when living with, or even being best friends with someone who is depressed it can be hard to handle and at times overwhelmingVIEW DOCUMENT
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“Mom is sad all the time. She cries a lot. Sometimes she doesn’t get up in the morning. She stays in bed until late in the afternoon with covers pulled up around her ears. At first I didn’t worry. She’d stay in bed for a day or two and then get up again, and I’d think she was better. But after a couple of weeks, she didn’t eat much any more, and she stayed in her room most of the time”…… “She has something called depression” (DenBoer, Helen 1-2).
Most people today do not think that depression is an illness. In fact most people think that depression is a moral failure. “Some 400,000 patients are treated for depression in the United States annually, most as outpatients and most byVIEW DOCUMENT
553 words - 2 pagesDepression is a disorder of the mind that disturbs between eight and seventeen percent of the U.S population. It's occurance is two to three times more likely in women than men.The effects and symptoms of depression are numerous. It can cause change in Eating and sleeping habits, changes in energy level, or a drop in the level of self esteem. All of these are both the symptoms of depression and the symptoms of it. Some people may have all of these, some may just have a few, but everyone who has depression has at least one or two of them. Depression usually changes a person's appetite, sometimes theVIEW DOCUMENT
3087 words - 12 pagesHalf-full or half-empty? Cognition and depression.IntroductionThe etiology of depression can be illustrated from biological defects or abnormality, personal characteristics, and environmental factors. Over the last three decades cognitive functioning of the depressed patient has come to be seen as an integral part of the depressive process. Numerous studies (Beck, 1974; Legeron, 1997) have focused on depressed patient's pessimism. The main focus of the current study, however, is on cognitive factors of depression. This essay will present and explain mechanisms of depression through a series of cognition studies and theories, among them are Beck's cognitive theory ofVIEW DOCUMENT
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The Great Depression was a disastrous business slump that affected millions of people throughout
the entire United States. It began in 1929 and continued on, to some degree, until 1939. People lost
their jobs, and families lost their homes. The country was in total chaos. Some believed that
America could never totally recover.
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612 words - 2 pagesDepression is a psychiatric disorder characterized by feelings of worthlessness, guilt, sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness. It is different then normal sadness or grief from the loss of a loved one because it is persistent and severe. Clinical depression has many related symptoms trouble sleeping, eating disorders, withdrawal and inactivity, self-punishment, and loss of pleasure. People that are depressed do not like to do things they may usually like to.Surveys that have been taken that show approximately 20 in 100 people suffer from depression at any one time. About one if four Americans will suffer from a depression over the course of their lifetime. Depression strikes menVIEW DOCUMENT
1750 words - 7 pagesDepression is an illness much like the flu or a headache; sometimes these illnesses requires medication and sometimes medication is not needed. Depression is an illness that is believed to affect the chemical balance in the brain. Depression refers to a feeling; it is when you are feeling sad or "blue"� and things that you usually enjoy no longer give you pleasure. Depression can come from many different aspects of life but is usually triggered from a sense of loss, loss of a loved one or loss of a friendship. Other losses can also trigger depression "...such as the passing of youth, diminishing of sexual prowess, money reverse, accidents, etc."� Depression has manyVIEW DOCUMENT
955 words - 4 pagesDepression is a state of despondency marked by feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness. Depression reflects a sad and/or irritable mood exceeding typical grief or sadness. Furthermore, such sadness of depression is characterized by a greater intensity and duration. People tend to see themselves as failing even if they are not. Depression is one of the most prevalent emotional problems.
External experiences often initiate depression. For example, problems of financial nature, a loss of a loved one, a serious illness, difficulties in the relationship, or any other uninvited changes in life can cause a depressive episode. According to medicinenet.com, “a combination of geneticVIEW DOCUMENT
608 words - 2 pagesDepression is a psychiatric disorder characterized by feelings of worthlessness, guilt, sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness. It is different then normal sadness or grief from the loss of a loved one because it is persistent and severe. Clinical depression has many related symptoms trouble sleeping, eating disorders, withdrawal and inactivity, self-punishment, and loss of pleasure. People that are depressed do not like to do things they may usually like to.Surveys that have been taken that show approximately 20 in 100 people suffer from depression at any one time. About one if four Americans will suffer from a depression over the course of their lifetime.
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4174 words - 17 pagesIntroductionIn any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population suffer from a depressive illness. The economic cost for this disorder is high, but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, but also to those who care about them. Serious depression can destroy family life as well as the life of the ill person. But much of this suffering is unnecessary.Most people with a depressive illness do not seek treatment, although the great majority - even those whose depression is extremely severe - can be helped. Thanks to years of fruitful researchVIEW DOCUMENT
699 words - 3 pagesDepression
That sad feeling that hits everyone once in a while, that’s called depression. Even if you feel alone, you’re not. 1 in 10 Americans suffer from depression at one point in their life. And over 80 percent of those people are symptoms of being clinically depressed. Although a lot of people suffer from depression, just like every other disease, it can affect others differently.
For starters there are 9 different types of depression disorders. They can be brought on by different things. Some types stay longer, some only last a few weeks. Major depression, the most know disorder. Most likely it is a result of a traumatic experience in someone’s life. In some cases theVIEW DOCUMENT
563 words - 2 pagesDepression
The Great Depression was the worst economic disaster in the history of the United States. It occurred when the stock-market crashed in October 1929. By the time of the Depression many Americans worked in the urban based industrial society and were totally depend on weekly wages for the necessities of life. Hunting, fishing and farming could help feed a hungry family in rural areas, but the urban factory was at the mercy of the economy.
For African-Americans the situation was even more critical. “Last hired and first fired” was the attitude of many White employers against Black workers. This was in part due to the fact that Whites took many of the jobsVIEW DOCUMENT
1906 words - 8 pagesDepression is a common occurrence that everyone has experienced in some way throughout the course of his or her lives - from feeling 'blue' to clinical depression. Depression is generally known as "the most common and oldest of all disorders" (Wright, 101) and is considered a crisis. It can happen to anyone regardless of age, sex, person, status or occupation, is one of the "most serious and prevalent mental disorders" and affects approximately 14 million people in North America alone (Tan & Ortberg, 35). Depression is a normal healthy reaction to some of the events that occur in aVIEW DOCUMENT
1308 words - 5 pages People suffering from depression experience a lasting and continuously depressed mood that interferes with the ability to function, feel pleasure, and even maintain interest in life. The occasional feeling of being “blue” does not usually cause a downward spiral into depression. People suffering from major depressive episodes may feel so fatigued that they cannot go to work, school, or even do the simple things we take for granted. They may sleep day and night, have problems concentrating, and feel so deeply sad and guilty. This could lead to infinite thoughts of suicide. Thus showing that depression has an effect on a person’s mind and personal life.
656 words - 3 pagesAlthough Unipolar and bipolar disorder have some similarities; there are also manydistinctive differences between them. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual currentlyuses the same criteria for both types of depression, but most of the differences are seen inthe symptoms. Both disorders have symptoms which can include depression, sadness,lack of energy, loss of sleep, and lack of appetite, anxiousness, anger, or even humiliation.First I want to explain a little more about unipolar, and the symptoms, andmedications available for the disorder. Then I will go into bipolar disorder and explainmore on that disorder. For the most part unipolar has similarities to bipolar disorderVIEW DOCUMENT
944 words - 4 pagesDepression.
Depression is one of the most common psychological problems, affecting nearly everyone through either personal experience or through depression in a family member. The cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depression can interfere with normal functioning, and frequently causes problems with work, social and family adjustment. It causes pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, but also to those who care about them. Serious depression can destroy family life as well as the life of the depressed person.
Impact of Depression:
 Causes tremendous emotional pain
 Disrupts the lives of millions of people
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860 words - 3 pagesIn today's society, we are faced with or placed in many unpredictable and stressful situations. However, many of us manage to properly analyze the situations and maintain our sanity, experiencing only a mild form of depression, if any. Others may encounter similar situations and become mentally depressed. Some reasons for being depressed are normal, such as, a death of a family member, parents divorce, or loss of job; but, depending on how long you are depressed, as a result of these misfortunate situations, can determine weather or not you are emotionally depressed. Depression is the most common psychological disorder that affects both the young and old, rich and poor, or evenVIEW DOCUMENT
2698 words - 11 pagesDepression
Consider this: Elizabeth Wurtzel has struggled with depression throughout her life. She has a history of suicide attempts, self-mutilations, and serious mood swings. She took numerous antidepressants and medications in an attempt to regulate her irregular behavior. She quit using the medications due to the multiple side effects the drugs had on her. The result was chaos; after Elizabeth quit taking her medication her body experienced episodes of withdrawal. Despite her continued attempts to combat her illness, she experienced nervous breakdowns and alienation from her friends and family. Elizabeth Wurtzel reluctantly went back to taking medication despite the potentially seriousVIEW DOCUMENT
654 words - 3 pagesDepression is an illness that affects over seventeen million Americans each year. Just feeling sad or down doesn't mean that someone is depressed, but when the mood lasts more than a week or two, it may be depression. Depression can affect anyone of any age, race, or economic group; however, women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with it as men. Approximately twenty-five percent of all women and only twelve percent of all men suffer from depression at some point in their life. This may possibly be linked to female hormones.There are many different forms of depression. Clinical depression simply means the depression is severe enough to require treatment. Another type ofVIEW DOCUMENT
621 words - 2 pagesThroughout the world today there are many problems that face our society. These problems have often affect many of our teens. A major issue with teens is depression.Depression endangers more teens each day because any and everything can cause someone to fall in to the state of depression In the first place, teen depression causes teens to begin smoking because they feel it helps them to cope. For example, 35% of high school boys and an equal percentage of girls smoke, this increased 27% in girls and 28% of boys since 1991. Furthermore, smoking promotes major depressionVIEW DOCUMENT
1620 words - 6 pages The prevalence of depression in young children and adolescents today is astounding; one out of thirty three children suffer from depression. Shockingly, until fairly recently deprssion in small children was not established as a real disorder. Consequently, the scientific research needed to comprehend how children experience depression, the causes of their depression, and treatment options have emerged over the past twenty years. (the psychiatry depressed source book) &( Dubuque, S.(1998) . Depression is defined as a serious medical condition where a person is in a constant state of sadness, feels hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way (merriamVIEW DOCUMENT
1199 words - 5 pagesDepression is a serious issue that countless people struggle with; therefore the majority of physicians and doctors try to develop drugs, or new counselling techniques to help defeat this terrible foe, but perhaps neither of these solutions are the answer to defeating depression once and for all. Pam Houston suggests another solution in her short story “A Blizzard under Blue Sky”. Houston’s story begins with the narrator being diagnosed with clinical depression, yet she refuses to take medication offered by the doctor to help her overcome depression. Rather than taking medication, she decided to go winter camping, because she says she loves the natural world because “it gives you what'sVIEW DOCUMENT
1039 words - 4 pagesDepression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancerVIEW DOCUMENT
848 words - 3 pagesBipolar disorder is a brutal mental disorder which involves frenzied occurrences that usually accompany episodes of severe depression. Bipolar is a persistent mental ailment that affects around two million people in the United States. Symptoms of this disorder can appear in childhood or early adulthood, while in some instances it can start as early as childhood or possibly the late 40s or 50s, and can continue throughout the sufferer's whole life. One round of the bipolar disorder can last for days or weeks at a time, and can cause disturbances in the lives affected by it.The Bipolar disorder is described by irregular patterns of expressive mood elevations, commonly known as maniaVIEW DOCUMENT
892 words - 4 pagesYou feel don’t enjoy doing things that used to make you happy anymore; you don’t want to socialize with anyone, you feel competently sorrowful, and you have become pessimistic and hopeless of anything, then you find yourself wondering what’s causing you this dreadful experience? The answer may be that perhaps you are depressed. Every once in a while we all go through a few periods of sadness and instability in our life’s, however depression is different from this occasional feelings. Depression affects everything in your life and performing easy task and daily activities become hard, you have trouble seeking the positive things and you stuck yourself in the negative side.
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1921 words - 8 pagesDepression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tend to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Adolescent depression is greatly under diagnosed, and leads to serious difficulties in school, and personal adjustment. The reason why depression is often overlooked in children is because children are not always able to express how they feel. Therefore, teachers should be trained in dealing with depressed youths, and to advise the parents of the child to seek professional treatment. School is the place where children spend most of their waking hours learning, socializing, and growing.
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1045 words - 4 pagesEconomists' fascination with the description and interpretation of the severity and duration of the Great Depression has not flagged in the seven decades since its onset. What began as an investigation centering on the U.S. Depression experience has broadened in recent years to cover the experience of countries around the world.At least five of the nine essays that Bernanke has collected in this volume (some with coauthors, and only one not previously published) analyze quantitative data for a sample of countries in addition to the United States. He is a careful econometrician, scrupulous in hisVIEW DOCUMENT
1417 words - 6 pagesAshley Vogel09 October 2012Essay 1Today, we all know, or have learned something about the great depression and the effects it had on the United States. There are a list of issues the created the great depression, but have we actually thought about it, and tried to understand it before? In the 1920's the American economy was going strong, for the most part, and the vast majority of Americans had witnessed economic growth, however, stock prices fell, more and more issues arose, and then came the great depression which created uneven distribution of wealth and an irrational behavior from the stock market. In the film, Matewan, it brought up how things were tough inVIEW DOCUMENT
2011 words - 8 pages6What were the causes of the Great Depression?Can you imagine waking up one morning and suddenly realizing that all your investments and savings have disappeared? Keep in mind that at that time there was no federal deposit insurance system, which means that if your bank fail, you lose all your savings and there was no possible way to ever get your money back. However, this is not just a bad scenario, but the reality for millions of Americans during the 1930's. This nightmare has a name in the World history - it is called the Great Depression.TheVIEW DOCUMENT
779 words - 3 pagesPostpartum Depression
In 2001, Andrea Yates, a Texas mother, was accused of drowning her five children, (aged seven, five, three, two, and six months) in her bathtub. The idea of a mother drowning all of her children puzzled the nation. Her attorney argued that it was Andrea Yates' untreated postpartum depression, which evolved into postpartum psychosis that caused her horrific actions (1) . He also argued that Andrea Yates suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her fourth child, and that she attempted suicide twice for this very disorder ((1)). What is postpartum depression, and how can it cause a mother to harm her very own children, altering her behavior towardsVIEW DOCUMENT
1082 words - 4 pagesDEPRESSION IN TEENAGERS Over the years many studies have taken place in the world. Not until recently has one dove into the teenage world of depression. Depression impacts a teenager¡¦s life in many different ways. Physically, emotionally, and socially a teenager could be scarred from a simple bout with depression.Adolescent depression is a disorder occurring during the teenage years marked by persistent sadness, discouragement, loss of self-worth, and loss of interest in usual activities. The mental pain of depression is so overwhelming that it becomes impossible to receive any pleasure orVIEW DOCUMENT
1469 words - 6 pagesThe Great Depression was a difficult time for all the American people. It was a time of unemployment, falling wages, and hope for recovery (“Chapter 27”). Some of the causes of the Great Depression were government policies, economic factors, and the gold standard (“Chapter 27”). Other reasons included the fall of the stock market, overseas investments, and the investments in Florida real estate (Farless). The president at the time of this difficult time was President Herbert Hoover. When the Great Depression started, Herbert Hoover took matters into his own hands. President Herbert Hoover came up with multiple recovery attempts.
Some of the recovery attempts PresidentVIEW DOCUMENT
1624 words - 6 pages-depressive psychiatric disorder that causes extreme changes in mood and energy levels, which alternate over extended periods of time. These changes, or episodes, are referred to as mania and depression, and occur in cycles throughout life. Between these episodes, about two-thirds of patients are symptom free, with the remaining patients experiencing lingering symptoms. However, a small percentage of patients experience chronic, persistent symptoms despite treatment (Basile, 2005, p. 166).
There are three different forms of bipolar disorder. “ Bipolar disorder type I is the classic form of the illness, involving recurrent cycles of extreme manic and depressive episodes” (Martin, 2006, pVIEW DOCUMENT
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Depression is a psychological disease. It is one of the most common mental illnesses (Blais, et al., 2013). Depression was known since antiquity. Hippocrates diagnosed it in fourth century BC (McNamara and Horan, 1986). After World War II, depression was described as “aggression turned inward” (McNamara & Horan, 1986). Now there is Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, which is designed to evaluate how severe is depression (Gibbons et al., 2012).
Depression is known worldwide. In European countries there are generally two ways of treatment: using antidepressants or psychotherapy. The systems differ from country to country. In United Kingdom general practitioner [GP] has a right toVIEW DOCUMENT
1128 words - 5 pagesAdolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged DiseaseDepression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deathsVIEW DOCUMENT
1290 words - 5 pages. Bipolar disorder is diagnosed if an episode of mania occurs whether depression has been diagnosed or not.Bipolar disorder have a one percent incidence which is similar to schizophrenia ( Baker, J.A. 2001). However , increasing numbers of people are being diagnosed with this disorder. Baker (2001 ) maintains that bipolar disorder have a higher heritability than other psychiatric disorders, suggesting a genetic link, and that there is an over-representation of the higher socioeconomic classes. While the rate of bipolar disorder is the same among African Americans as it is among other americans, African Americans are less likely to receive a diagnosis and treatment for this illnessVIEW DOCUMENT
1910 words - 8 pages responsibility and wisdom. To him, a child learns from both parents a lot than when the parent is single. This sums up the need for two parents so that a child can have a bright future; a future with no depressions and other related issues.On his part, Liu, Y. (2006) says that, interaction in one's adult life depends on whether he/she had good level of attachment from parents. According to him, people who have had weak attachment relationship with parents or experienced some form of parental rejection/ inconsistency in childhood end up believing that they are not worth and often expect little concern from others. This may drive them into depression.Depression is an illness that afflictsVIEW DOCUMENT
2649 words - 11 pagesFort 1 Mental Depression I noticed my mother was in a depressed mood most of the day, she seemed sad a lot. She was very emotional. You had to watch what you say to her and how you say it because she would become tearful very easily. It would make her feel guilty or worthless. She had a lack of interest in almost all activities. Everything seemed to be a bother. When she would come home from work, she would go to her room and lay there. She even had trouble sleeping at night. Her loss of energy and fatigue was evident and worried us and we wondered what would happen to her.Major depressive disorderVIEW DOCUMENT
2020 words - 8 pagesTommaso Francesco Stalletti
Tommaso Francesco Stalletti, born in 1997 on the dark cold morning of Grand view hospital, as the youngest therapist in the world only being 16 years old. Tommaso has appeared in TIME magazine and countless CNN articles as being one of the best and most effective therapist of his time. In his free time he does not play video games or sports like most young adults, but rather writes essays and books in order for the public to start understanding the people he works with, and how they too are important to the world. Some of his works including “What it Means”, “On Bravery”, and “The Importance of Devotion”. All of these getting multiple awards thatVIEW DOCUMENT
775 words - 3 pagesBipolar Disorder
What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is one of the many mood disorders that are often overlooked and should not be taken lightly. It is sometimes called manic-depressive illness or manic-depression, which involves cycles of depression and mania. Sometimes the mood switches from high to low and back again. Bipolar disorder is a complex physiological and psychological disorder that can influence and manipulate a person's thoughts and actions in their daily life.
Although it has yet to be found of what causes this disorder, experts however have found out that it may run in the family, as well as genetics being part of the cause. It was also founded that theVIEW DOCUMENT
866 words - 3 pagesThe word 'depression' gets thrown around a lot, but there's actually a lot more to it than many people realize.Depression"A condition of mental disturbance characterized by such feelings to a greater degree than seems warranted by the circumstances, typically with lack of energy and difficulty maintaining concentration or interest in life: clinical depression"Depression is a psychological condition that changes how you think and how you feel. It is one of the most common psychological issues. Depression is not only the state of being sad, it's also a mental illness that conquers the ability to feel emotionsVIEW DOCUMENT
1336 words - 5 pagesPostpartum Depression
Having a child can be the happiest moment of a person’s life. A sweet little baby usually gives new parents tremendous joy. That joy can be accompanied with anxiety about the baby and the responsibility the new parents are faced with. The anxiety, in most cases, fades and joy is what remains. For some new mothers, however, the joy is replaced with a condition known as postpartum depression. “Postpartum depression is a serious disorder that until recently was not discussed in public…Women did not recognize their symptoms as those of depression, nor did they discuss their thoughts and fears regarding their symptoms” (Wolf, 2010). As such, postpartum depression isVIEW DOCUMENT
670 words - 3 pagesMost everyone will endure variations in moods. Many people at some point in life feel disappointment or the grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one. Chronic depression is defined as the inability to function, feel pleasure or obtain interest. Research stems this disorder from a biochemical imbalance in the brain also known as depression. Depression is a major unrecognized mental disturbance and is among the most common and destructive of illnesses today. In addition, many people suffer from Manic Depression or Major Depression. Both depression types are then characterized by radical mood swings and exhasterbated behavior.
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1419 words - 6 pagesYouth Depression Youth depression is affecting one fifth of the youth in our society and is still going unnoticed under-diagnosed or ignored.Report to the Minister of Youth Affairs On the issues affecting the youth of today.Youth Culture 1.0 Depression is affecting one fifth of the youth in society. Recent studies in the U.S. have shown that greater than 20% of adolescents in the general population have emotional problems, and one-third of the youth attending psychiatric clinics are being treated for depression. This astounding figure is on the increase every year and despite this large numberVIEW DOCUMENT
632 words - 3 pagesThe Great Depression The Great Depression is said to have been the worst economic slump ever in the history of the United States of America. The depression began in the year 1929 and ended roughly around 1939. There were many causes that brought about the depression in the United States. The wealthy people got wealthier, while the poor got poorer. This disparity of wealth created an unstable economy, which in turn ignited a depression. This depression brought about one of the worst stock market crashes ever. There were many factors that caused this depression. Great improvements in productive methods during and after the war raised the output of industry beyond theVIEW DOCUMENT
1829 words - 7 pagesPostpartum Depression
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What is Postpartum Depression
Having a baby should be one of the happiest and most important events in a woman?s life. However, although life with a new baby can be both thrilling and rewarding, it can also be a difficult and quite stressful task. Most women make the transition without great difficulty, yet some women experience considerable complexity that may manifest itself as a postpartum psychiatric disorder (O?hara, Hoffman, Philips, & Wright, 1992). Many physical and emotional changes can occur to a woman during the time of her pregnancy as well as following the birth of her child. These particular changes can leaveVIEW DOCUMENT
866 words - 3 pagesManic-depression disorder, also known as bipolar disorder, is a severe mental disorder involving manic episodes that are usually accompanied by episodes of depression. It is a chronic mental disease that affects over two million adults in the United States, which is about one percent of the population over the age of eighteen. Symptoms of the disorder often appear in adolescence or early adulthood, although it can sometimes start in early childhood or as late as the 40s or 50s, and could persist for the sufferer's entire life. One cycle of bipolar disorder can last for weeks or months, and causes great disturbances in the lives of those who are affected.Bipolar disorder isVIEW DOCUMENT
1502 words - 6 pagesAdolecsent Depression
The suicide rate for adolescents has increased more than 200% over the last decade. Recent studies have shown that greater than 20% of adolescents in the general population have emotional problems and one-third of adolescents attending psychiatric clinics suffer from depression. The majority of teenage depressions can be managed successfully by the primary care physician with the support of the family, says Maurice Blackman MB, FRCPC.
Depression has been considered to be the major psychiatric disease of the 20th century, affecting approximately eight million people in North America. Adults with psychiatric illness are 20 times more likely to die from accidentsVIEW DOCUMENT
902 words - 4 pagesBipolar disorder also known as manic depression has always been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that it can appear in almost everyone. Bipolar disorder causes mood swings in energy, thinking, and other behavior. Having a bipolar disorder can be very disabling (Kapczinski). A study was evaluated and about 1.3% of the U.S population of people suffers from bipolar disorder. Stressors and environmental influences can trigger and cause a person to go through numerous episodes. Bipolar disorder is characterized according to the severity of the stages. According to Kapczinski, there are four different stages that a person with bipolar disorder can experience. The prognosis of aVIEW DOCUMENT