Depression: Informative Speech Essay

1160 Words Oct 12th, 2013 5 Pages
OUTLINE FORMAT FOR INITIAL SPEECH
GENERAL PURPOSE: To Inform the class on depression
SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To inform the class on how to cope and live with depression
CENTRAL IDEA: Today I am here to talk to you about the symptoms, treatment and how to cope with depression in your daily life.
INTRODUCTION
I. I will take over your thoughts, control your needs and make you believe you are hopeless, worthless and helpless. I will drain the life right out of you, until you no longer want to get out of bed. Every one of you will experience me in your life time, whether it’s through your mother, uncle, sibling, best friend or even first hand. I have even taken lives, and I don’t discriminate against age, gender, race, religion, or
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Trouble concentrating/indecisiveness 8. Physical pain 9. Random crying spells D. Perhaps the worst feeling I ever experienced was the inability to be happy, I never knew what happy felt like, and after I had my son I just knew I would adore and love him, but I didn’t, that’s when I realized something was wrong.

Transition: Now that I’ve shared what depression is and the symptoms, I’ll share what types of treatments there are.

II. The treatment process can be overwhelming and difficult at first.

A. Every case is handled differently and can be challenging for yourself and the physician treating you. It can become a long drawn out process which makes you want to stop trying, because results are often slow and tiresome. That’s what happened in my case. It took multiple attempts before I got the help I needed. I wanted to see success right away because I was so tired of the nightmarish world I was secluded in. B. The doctor needs to figure out your cause of depression, which can be many different factors such as biological differences in your brain, stressful life events like abuse, loss of a loved one, financial problems or any other unwelcoming change. C. Most of the time people need to be treated with a combination of medications and counseling, however sometimes one out of the two will help. In my case medication made a world of difference at first. It did take several different trials before I found the right one. 1. There are

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