Negative Essay: Depression, Is It Real?

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Joshua White
Travis Timmons
ENGL 101-C01
November 24 2017
Depression, Is It Real?
Most people don’t realize that an illnesses or disorder can be considered not just as a negative, but also as a positive. But there is one sickness that is almost always viewed as a negative and that is depression. It is seen negatively in a characteristic sense, the symptoms are distressing, and in an analytical sense, people diagnosed with depression aren’t actually depressed and the illness itself does not actually exist; it is simply just a reason for that person to be lazy. There are so many views on depression but most of them consider depression as a negative; but to some, depression is actually an uncontrollable instinct that is used by humans that sometimes
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Something worth noting is that depression is very stigmatized. Depression is often seen as a lack of effort, a cry for attention, or simply laziness. This stigmatization causes a lot of people with depression to ignore the symptoms, some of which include the inability to focus, random sadness, or a having to use a large effort in doing everyday things like getting out of bed. Another key aspect to note is that most people have felt this way at some point in their lives, maybe from an unexpected event or even from an extremely stressful day. People with depression usually experience it for extended intervals of time, and to the point that others have felt it causes those with depression to believe that their illness is actually not there, it is just the same symptoms almost everyone experiences just for a prolonged period of time. There are many cultures that have some unusual opinions on depression. For example, European cultures lean to believe that depression is not actually a real disorder; others, like Western cultures, actually tend to over diagnose depression. Throughout time, people have had different viewpoints of the reasons and causes for depression but yet none have been actually …show more content…
The symptom of depression that helps us understand it as a positive most simply is withdrawal. In a species, when an organism withdraws, there usually seems to be some sort of confusion linked with that action. Other members of the species will notice, sometimes because work does not get done or because the organism is not present. When a human being becomes depressed, they tend to detach themselves from society and usually try to not participate in conversations or social events. Some actually have difficulties just getting out of bed in the morning and will try to not do much of anything at all. These actions commonly attract the attention to the whomever is stressed and struggling. Basically, the symptom of withdrawal because of depression is instinctively just a cry for

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