Depression : Depression And Depression Essay

702 Words Dec 13th, 2015 3 Pages
In the United States, depression affects more than 10 million people and half of those 10 eventually attempt suicide. According to the Mayo clinic, “depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest (mayoclinic.com)”. It is believed that depressed individuals sustain relapse from depression after treatment (Coyne, Pepper, Flynn, 1999). According to the dsm-vi, “depression has four different categories when it comes to symptoms: cognitive, physical, emotional, and motivational (dsm-vi.com)”. There are many types of depression such as major depression also known as clinical depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder also known as manic depression and even seasonal affective disorder. Major depression is a type of depression in which sadness and disinterest in once-enjoyed activities interfere with how you function every day. Symptoms of major depression include: feelings of sadness, angry outbursts, changes in appetite, slowed thinking, suicidal thoughts and psychical problem (mayoclinic.com). The cause for major depression is unknown; many believe it can be due to biological differences, brain chemistry, hormones, or inherited traits. Major depression prevents most teenagers from enjoying activities they used to enjoy. It has been found that teenagers, who express their feelings to someone has a better chance at getting cured. According to medicine net, “a person with major depression (clinical) has to get the proper medication and…

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