Depression And Its Effects On Society Essay

1479 Words Dec 3rd, 2014 6 Pages
Depression is a sick, wicked being that likes to take away your happiness. She feeds off of you making you feel things you never thought you 'd feel. Her body is deformed and covered in green scales and firey-red spikes. Her face is the shape of a pear, but is completely skinless. Her teeth are sharp like knives. Her eyes are black like the thunderclouds. When she smiles, yellow goo foams out of her mouth. When she finally speaks, she speaks in a raspy, groaggy voice, telling you that you aren 't worth a thing and that you will never succeed. She takes away all your dreams that you have taken years to create. She takes away all your senses, leaving you empty and vulnerable to pain. She takes away "you." Depression (other than a vampire-ish female as portrayed above) is a “whole-body” illness, involving your body, your mood, and your thoughts. In other words, it is a plague that happens to affect the rest of your life. With depression one cannot merely “pull themselves together” and get better, it takes more than a hug from a friend and the words “it’s all okay.” There are various symptoms of depression. However, the symptoms are sometimes hard to clasp because most of the symptoms are of internal origin. Individuals experiencing depression will have definite changes in thinking. One will find it hard to concentrate and decision making becomes almost impossible. Some victims report from suffering short term memory and find themselves constantly forgetting…

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