Depression : Depression And Depression Essay

1741 Words Apr 26th, 2016 7 Pages
Depression

Depression is a mental illness that is often mistreated because most people don’t understand the signs. Also, money being devoted to the research to find the causes and devise new treatments isn’t keeping pace with the need (Depaulo 8). If people devote a little time to try to understand depression, maybe we would have a better chance of correct diagnostics. As many as five people may eventually suffer a significant depressive illness (Ainsworth 3). Depression affects more than 17 million Americans each year (Ainsworth 3). Females are twice as likely to have depression that men (Ainsworth 3). Depression is sometimes genetically or happens when the body does not produce enough serotonin. Depression affects loved ones, and even the economy. There are lots of ways we can help people with different depressions and understand what they are going through.
There are many different symptoms of depression. There are so many symptoms that people often don 't know how to recognize them. Everybody that suffers from depression does not suffer from the same symptoms; some depend on the person and their particular illness. Some of the symptoms consist of: Feeling persistent sad, anxious, or feeling of emptiness , feeling of guilt worthlessness and helplessness, loss of interest in activities or hobbies, fatigue and decreased energy, and difficulty concentrating or remembering things (Moy 3). Depression causes people to see the world different than a “normal” person. Some…

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