The Effects Of Depression On Human Life

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Depression is on the increase, due to our fast-changing lifestyle

From last century, humans have been struggling with psychological issues either as a result of the things they deal with in their daily lives and in their environment or due to their natural behaviour. According to Setälä (2001) depression may be defined as a state of health in the mind in which a person persistently experiences sadness and the notion of giving up, which consequently interferes with their thinking ability, feelings, and general habits. If not paid attention to, depression may lead to serious consequences like committing suicide or permanent injuries. This paper will discuss in detail this mental condition and who can change lifestyles. Furthermore, I will answer the question: is the effect of behaviour on depression environmental or inherited, or it can be both? Finally, this essay will look at the unpredictable effects of depression on human lives.
Firstly, nature play role causing depression,
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All these problems, however, are largely dependent on the causative agent of the depression experienced by the individual. First, depression can be treated through medication using anti-depressants such as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) (Anisman, 2015). Counselling and psychotherapy are also essential in helping deal with a person suffering from depression. As a matter of fact, psychotherapeutic intervention is an essential mode of managing depression, as it helps people handle positively the stressors that may have led to the condition. In extreme cases, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) may be used to handle severe depression (Patton, 2002). Patton (2002) explains this as a medical process that entails triggering mood-regulating neurons through the use of magnetic pulses on the scalp. This technique, though, is only recommended in instances when other prudent options have

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