Seasonal Affective Disorder Essay

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Depression isn’t like a cold or allergies, it doesn’t just come and go. There is always a reason for someone to be diagnosed with this condition and it takes a little while for people to fall so low into this stage. Depression is a serious medical condition in which someone feels constantly sad, lazy and hopeless. It causes people to not be social, constantly drag themselves around miserably and think suicidal thoughts. Many people get into a state of sadness here and there but that doesn’t always mean they are depressed, it is a disease that controls someones emotions to make them feel no emotion, whether good or bad. Depression was previously called “melancholia” but is now known of as nine different forms of depression. Most people would …show more content…
Seasonal affective disorder also known as SAD, affects people during the changes in seasons. This causes people to lose energy and feel constant mood swings. If someone gets this in the fall and winter they tend to gain weight and hibernate. If they get it in the spring and summer they tend to lose weight due to poor appetite and depression. This isn’t just a case of the blues, most of the time people mistake it for that and don’t look for treatment because they don’t realize that it is …show more content…
This form of depression causes dramatic mood swings, from one moment one can feel overly happy to feeling depressed and down and once in a while they’ll have periods of normal too. The periods between these two dramatic emotions are most often called “episodes of mania”. It normally takes a few years before people are properly diagnosed with this illness and treated. For instance, Robin Williams, famous comedian and actor was found to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Later leading him to suicide. It is known that when Robin Williams took his own life he was in the middle of a manic episode. Suicide is a common act from severe depression, over two thirds of the 30,000 reported suicides in the United States each year relates back to

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