How Does Depression Affect Women

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Depression is a growing illness and more and more people are affected daily. People often underestimate this disease because they assume its “normal” or they believe it’s all in the persons head. The major issue is people not becoming educated enough and developing the wrong impression of this disease. The main ideas the author included were the types, factors, and how depression affects people in different ways. Depression is real and so much more harmful than just being “sad”. The article “Depression: What You Need to Know” by National Institute of Mental Health clearly explains how depression affects people in different ways. Depression is more common among women than men. Women often experience sadness and guilt while men can experience …show more content…
Also, the factors of depression were discussed in this article, some including Major Depression, Psychotic Depression, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. I found there was beneficial material about the factors which include genetics, brain biology and chemistry, trauma, loss of a loved one, negative relationships, stress, and medical diseases. Throughout the text, the author used denotative techniques and was consistently thorough and informative. NIMH also included jargon, by using medical terms but were basic enough and were defined so that the reader could comprehend. This article was extremely effective in providing clear and correct information, such as the following quote which explains some factors involved, “Depression can co-occur with other serious medical illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Depression can make these conditions worse and vice versa. Sometimes medications taken for these illnesses may cause side effects that contribute to depression” (National Institute of Mental Health, 2015, para. 13). Anything you needed to know was all on one website, except …show more content…
Not many actually know how to handle their own episodes or how to handle someone else’s. I believe everyone should know how depression accurately effects a person’s state of mind due to many thinking it’s just being sad and not considering the severity of this illness. Critically analyzing the texts you read is extremely significant due to getting proper and factual information. Does the author have proof or evidence? Do they site their sources? Is this article too boring or too busy and unorganized? Could you write a thorough paper on this article alone and have enough information? These are all questions that a reader needs to be asking while analyzing a

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