Clinical Depression: The Symptoms Of Major Depressive Disorder

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Major Depressive Disorder is a mental disorder that involves a constant low mood and sadness as well as low self esteem and lack of interest in various activities. MDD is also often called clinical depression, this can impact how we behave as well as our mood and often times affects various aspects of our lives. Depression has been around for many years now, since the B.C. era, when it was first discovered it was known as “melancholia.” “At this time, all mental illnesses were attributed to demonic possession, and were attended to by priests” (Nemade, Reiss, Dombeck). Babylonian, Chinese, and Egyptian used exorcism techniques such as beatings and starvations, to take the demons out of the troubled person. On the contrary while that was their …show more content…
Every human body is different, we do not tend to have the same exact symptoms as the next person, I may have physical changes while someone else may have mental changes within them. Even though we are all different there are still quite a handful of common symptoms that everyone who had Major Depressive Disorder has had or has, First of they may feel agitated, angry, due to this they may feel hopeless and their self-esteem may decline drastically. One who has not been diagnosed with MDD and has is severely can also suffer from hallucinations. Throughout the teenage years it may be hard to identify depression, Mr. Rogge, a medical director, says “Problems with school, behavior, or alcohol or drug use can all be signs.” This does not mean that any problem school related means depression, but it’s always a factor to look out …show more content…
Each year the number of people that get diagnosed with clinical depression goes up twenty percent and one in every ten americans will be diagnosed this year alone with depression. MDD is most prevalent within the ages of forty five and sixty four, women too are more likely to become more depressed than men and they are most likely to become depressed after giving birth. Major Depressive Disorder has a huge impact all around the world no matter the race but there are many treatments to help along the way. For those more unfortunate who aren’t able to get the right medication or diagnosis they will have to live their life not knowing what is wrong with them. As of 2012 there was an estimated 121 million people who suffer some form of depression and most of the people in that group come from the United States, France, Netherlands and India. Major Depressive Disorder is not only about bad moods or feeling down every now and then, but when a melancholy mood lingers for a long period of time it begins to limit the functions of a person and change their day to day

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