Great Depression Research Paper

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Depression Depression is not simply a state of mind of pessimism, it is a disorder that controls the ability to feel any emotion, whether positive or negative. The Disorder involves the mind and body, it envelops a person’s everyday thoughts. This disease has affected many people in the world, both, teens and adults. All with different events in their life and reasons for their depression. Tragically, depression has a stigma of mental inadequacy and illness, although the stigma has lessen over decades of hard work from foundations like S.A.V.E ( Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) and A.D.A.A ( Anxiety and Depression Association of America) making the public more knowledgeable. There are different types of depression and …show more content…
Secondly, Bipolar Depression, it can last for days, weeks, or even months at a time. Usually a person goes through mood swings of a Low Mood and an Elevated Mood. The Low Mood, also referred to as a Major Depressive Episode, makes a person sad, irritable, and have a lack of energy. The Elevated Mood, referred to as Extreme Happiness, makes a person feel great energy and a feeling of not needing sleep.Thirdly, Dysthymia, a mild form of depression, which lasts two or more years. A person may have “normal” periods that can last a month, then Dysthymia returns gradually. Symptoms including eating too much or too little, fatigue, and poor concentration. People with Dysthymia may develop Major Depression or Bipolar Depression later in life. Fourthly, A-Typical Depression or “not typical”, it is usually chronic in adolescents. With an opposite effect on symptoms usually associated with Depression. If a depressed person is usually fatigued, then the a-typically depressed person is agitated and full of energy. Or a depressed person eats less, the a-typically depressed person eats more. People afflicted with A-Typical Depression is unusually sensitive to rejection from others. Fifthly, Seasonal Affective Disorder or …show more content…
To teach society that Depression does not mean a person is just a pessimist or deranged. This disease should not be taken so mildly or be dismissed as a phase a teenager goes through, that a person can effortless overcome a disorder as devastating as Depression. “Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful”

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