Depression Essay

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Depression is a serious medical illness. Its more than just feeling “Down in the dumps” or “blue” for a few days. its feeling down, sad, frustrated or miserable for a short period of time and most of us go through it. Depression can be cause by a death in the family, Injury, relationship problems, health problems and Financial problems. It is a illnesses that often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have a depressive disorder, but also to those who care about them. Depression often runs in the families. this may be due to your genes, behaviors you learn at home or both. A stressful life event usually triggers the depression. There are different types of depression Such as major depression,dysthymia, and bipolar depression. Those are the main three types of depression that people go through. Major depression makes it hard for you to work, study, eat, sleep and enjoy fun activities. Major depression does not come around a lot, it may only occur at least several times in a lifetime. Next is dysthymia, which is a less severe type of depression. With dysthymia, the depression symptoms can linger for a long period of time, often two years or longer.Those symptoms are being sad most of the day or almost everyday, excessive sleep almost every day, and thoughts of death or suicide attempt. Those who suffer from dysthymia can also experience periods of major depression sometime throughout their life. last but not least is bipolar disorder,also called manic-depressive illness. Bipolar disorder is characterized by cycling mood changes: severe highs (mania) and lows (depression). Sometimes the mood switches are dramatic and rapid, but most often they are gradual. When in the depressed cycle, an individual can have any or all of the symptoms of a depressive disorder. When in the manic cycle, the

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