What Is Depression Real

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…
Neurotransmitters are the “chemical messengers” by which neurons communicate and like the regions and functions of various parts of the brain (NIMH). The monoamine neurotransmitters are identified to be extremely important in the limbic system, which are the areas that are vital in the regulation of people’s incentives and emotion. Certain neurotransmitters that Bio-psychologists think have an influence on depression are things like serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. There is one that is almost always seen as the most important, and that is serotonin. Many Bio-psychologists prescribe medications to fight the depression, and most of these are SSRIs, or serotonin reuptake inhibitors. In principle, it is thought that people with depression lack the proper amount of serotonin in their nervous systems, so in order to ease those symptoms, psychiatrists simply just prescribe the patient medication. Sadly, this isn’t always reliable or the best cure. Almost no one wants to be dependent on drugs for the rest of their life, so there is still so much more to be learned in the biological reasoning for depression. Depression from a biological stance is still not agreed on most levels, and people have numerous theories that include the brains

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