Depression: The Causes And Effects Of Depression

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Depression is more than just a rough patch or feelings of sadness. While a depressed person may appear to be having a hard time, their internal battle is more than could be understood by someone who has never been depressed. Typically, a depressed person is overtaken with feelings of sadness, emptiness, and despair to the point of believing that they are unloved and incapable of loving. Emptiness outweighs the rest. "Emptiness is a never ending feeling. Emptiness and helplessness often come hand in hand. When emptiness is felt in the depth of someone 's soul, without anyone to help reel them in, they fall deeper and deeper within themselves, a neverending place (Serrah Wilson)."

Depression is not the same for men, women, young people, or older adults. Not every depressed person feels sad. Some, particularly men, may feel angry, aggressive, restless,
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For someone who is depressed, getting out of bed can seem like moving a mountain (Serrah Wilson). People with depression are people who tend to not handle stress well. For some people, bouts of depression can be brought on environmentally because of the weather. It could be that they are happy when it’s sunny or gloomy when it rains. For some people, season changes take a toll. They tend to be Happier in the summer and the onset of depression can be linked to the onset of winter. This is known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Depression can be major or it can be mild. Major depression is characterized by the inability to enjoy life and experience pleasure. It is more commonly a recurring episode. Mild depression is known as dysthymia and this is where a person would experience a mild grade of depression most days with periods of normalcy. The symptoms may last a long time, but at least they are not as demanding as Major depression symptoms. Double depression can occur when someone suffers from Dysthymia and still has major depression

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