Diagnosis and Treatment Essay

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Psychiatric disorders are mental or behavioral patterns or anomalies that causes distress or disability, and which is not developmentally or socially normative. Mental disorders are defined by a combination of a few different things such as how a person feels, acts, thinks or perceives and this might be associated with particular regions or functions of the brain or rest of the nervous system. The recognition and understanding of mental health conditions have changed over time and across cultures and there are still variations in definition, assessment and classification, although standard guideline criteria are widely used. Strides have been made throughout history with the recognition and understanding and even treatment of mental health conditions. We continue to make strides in this area as time goes on. The most common mood disorder is depression and it’s a state in which a person feels over-whelmed with sadness as well as guilt among other things that can lead a person to act abnormally. I myself have had this and continue to deal with this in my life. My depression streams from my PTSD. Depression can be tremendously affect a person’s will to live and be happy. I think it’s important to understand this disorder in order to know how to spot this and how to help people with this in your own community as well as outside your community. I think helping each other can be key as not everyone can deal with everything on their own and a lot of times those who deal with it on their own just end of making things worse on themselves and others. Depression is very common in all health-care settings and can be somewhat tricky to accurately diagnosis. To diagnosis Depressive Disorder one must have five or more of the following symptoms have been present during a consecutive two-week period. The symptoms include Depressed mood most of the day for an nearly every day

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