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    What’s the Deal With Depression in the United States? At the start of this research paper I sought to answer the question: Why is the United States becoming more depressed? However, as i started to research, it didn’t take long before I decided to redirect my efforts. I chose to investigate a new question: What’s the deal with depression in the US? I found that the US isn't suffering from an epidemic of depression, but instead the disease itself is being over diagnosed as a whole. In a sense,…

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    which is the inability to control their impulses, antidepressant which is often given to OCD patients is found to be a temporary, but beneficial treatment for some diagnosed with trichotillomania. The medications, including antidepressants are (eg. citalopram, fluoxetine, and clomipramine), which have a minimal role in treatment. Many still opt for antidepressants though they play a minimal role in treatment, oppose to others like Cognitive Behavioral therapy because they receive faster…

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    Depression is a big worldwide problem, and in USA antidepressants are the third most common prescribed drug. It is a problem that appears to be on the rise. However, a lot about the function of antidepressants and why they seem to be working better in some individuals still remains unknown. Some data actually suggests that antidepressants works as good as taking a sugar pill. A meta-analysis (2010) were six separate studies were analysed to compare the effectiveness of antidepressants…

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    special care nursery due to preterm and premature. Her treatment for PPD is consists of a combination of antidepressant medications and interpersonal psychotherapy. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as sertraline, paroxetine and citalopram are effective to treat depression, and yet the SSRIs can affect babies’ health while breastfeeding.…

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    Anything to sleep, anything to eat. The pills never worked, and they too, were scattered across her room. A bottle of Xanax on her desk was tipped to its side. Medication organizers laid everywhere, full of Citalopram, Zoloft, Celexa. She had bottles upon bottles of herbs and supplements - such as Melatonin - stuck in the sheets and hidden under her bed. Her last bottle of Ambien lays in her hand. Luna’s body is in a chair, lying on her desk. Her head is on…

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    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects the brain’s development of social and communication skills. A person with autism may have repetitive behaviors, social challenges, and communication difficulties which last throughout a person’s lifetime. About one percent of the world’s population is living with autism, and about 3.5 million Americans are living with an ASD. There is no known single cause for autism, but most accept that autism is caused by abnormalities in…

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    Part B Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is an affective disorder that can be described as a severe form of PMS that interferes with a person’s every-day functioning (9). It was first included in appendix B of DSM-IV. However, based on thorough review, it was decided that the diagnosis, treatment and validation of the disorder were thorough enough to qualify for a full category in the DSM-V (8, 9). Onset & early signs and symptoms: Diagnosis of PMDD is based on the severity of symptoms and…

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    Depression affects many people, including children. “About 5 percent of children and adolescents suffer from depression, and in 2012, an estimated 2.2 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. This represented 9.1 percent of the U.S. population aged 12 to 17 (National Institute of Mental Health, 2014). Persisting sadness and hopelessness are troubling predictors of clinical depression, which is significantly linked to…

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    Caused by a catastrophic event, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, additionally referred to as PTSD, is a condition in which a person may experience anxiety, apprehension, and stress even when there is no longer a precarious threat. Events that instigate the feeling of being powerless and revolve around a series of risk factors are attributes of a traumatic occurrence that result in PTSD. Originating from the creation of fear memories in genes and the response to distress in the brain, scientists…

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    Every day at school, Veronica peers bullied her because she was different. Veronica knew that they did not understand what she went through, except for one boy. That one boy, also suffered from depression and knew how hard her life was. Waking up was a struggle for her because she took Prozac, a medication used to treat a mental illness, and it made her feel like she was not alive (“Suicide and Antidepressants”). She would walk to the bathroom and just stare at her wrist. Veronica did not tell…

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