Depression : Symptoms And Symptoms Essays

1011 Words Jan 31st, 2016 5 Pages
Have you ever wondered what depression was or the types of depression and if you felt depressed but never knew why? Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated or disinterested in life in general. When these feelings last a short period of time, it may be a case of "the blues" but if the feelings last more than two weeks and these feelings start affecting your daily activties such as taking care of family, spending time with friends or going to school or work, its likely a major depressive episode. Major depression is a treatable illness that affects the way you think, feel ,behave and function. Three to five percent of people suffer from major depression. The lifetime risk is about 17 percent.
There are three types of depression; the first is major depression that last up to two weeks and the symptom will interfere with your ability to work, study, eat and sleep. Major depressive episodes may occur once or twice in a lifetime or they can re-occur frequetly. It could be a result of a passing of a love one, medical illness or a break up. Some people may think life is not worth living and try or do take there lives.
The second type is called persisent depressive disorder (PDD) formly called dysthymia this can last up to 2 years its less severe then major depression but it involves in some symptoms as major depression but also has some other symptoms like low energy, poor appetitie or overeating, insomnia or oversleeping, It can…

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