Major depressive disorder

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  • Depression In Adolescents: A Case Study

    School is a major contributing factor in the surfacing of depression in adolescents. Dunn, Milliren, Evans, Subramanian, and Richmond(2015) studied the effects of school and neighborhood on the risk of depression in adolescents. They examined an experiment in their article “Disentangling the relative influence of schools and neighborhoods on adolescents ' risk for depressive symptoms” which showed school and neighborhood effects on the risk of…

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  • The Role Of Depression In Mental Health

    According to the Mayo Clinic Staff (2016), “depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.” It is more than just being sad; it is a weakness that you cannot snap out of easily. The National Institute of Mental Health divided depression into three categories. These include major depression, persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia), and minor depression. Major depression has severe symptoms that interfere with your ability to work, sleep,…

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  • Multicultural Competency

    According to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (2013), JGH, for a period of “2 weeks or more,” must meet at least “5 or more of symptoms listed for MDD (p. 160). He meets for Criteria A by his reported (and observed) depressed mood (A1), diminished pleasure in activities (A2), an…

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  • The Role Of Depression In Adolescents

    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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  • Reality Therapy: A Case Study

    Adjustment disorder is defined as, “responding to one stress or too many. The most often cited for adults are getting married or divorced, moving, and financial problems. They develop emotional symptoms such as low mood, crying spells, complaints of feeling nervous or panicky, and other depressive or anxiety symptoms” (Morrison, 2014, p. 228). The client may fit the criteria for this diagnosis because she…

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  • Prozac Nation: Movie Analysis

    thoughts of death, suicide ideation, and suicide attempts (American Psychiatric Association, 2013; Durand & Barlow, 2016). What Caused Lizzie’s Depression and the Contribution of Genetics For “psychological disorders, evidence indicates that genetic factors make some contribution to all disorders but account for less than half of the explanation” (Durand & Barlow, 2016). Adverse life events “such as a ‘chaotic’ childhood can overwhelm the influence of genes” (Durand & Barlow, 2016). There is no…

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  • The History Of Positive Psychology

    Originally taught while patients are in recovery, it aims to facilitate them to learn how to attend awareness to body sensations, emotions and thoughts, to aid in the prevention of depressive relapse. The program combines aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and mindfulness meditation (Crane, 2008). The aim of the MBCT program is to teach people to identify and disconnect or decentre from negative, ruminative thought patterns in…

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  • Depression And Music Analysis

    a similar approach was used in Hendricks, Robinson, Bradley, and Davis’s article, “Using Music Techniques to Treat Adolescent Depression,” (1999). They developed a 10-week school-based therapy program using music for teenagers who demonstrated depressive symptoms (p. 39). The results were that depression decreased in the treatment group and at follow-up 6 months later, the reduction in depression continued with the participants (p. 39). This indicated that they were continuing to use music…

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  • Neurobiological Effects Of Mindfulness Research Paper

    experiences are crucial components of mindfulness (Bishop et al., 2004). Today, mindfulness is being integrated into treatment of various clinical syndromes such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, and borderline personality disorder, through approaches such as MBSR dialectic behavior therapy (DBT and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) (Bishop et al., 2004). Previous research on MBSR showed that when…

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  • Serotoniin Research Paper

    aspects of the body. In the central nervous system (CNS), serotonin has a key role in regulating sleep, appetite, sexual desire and mood, also some cognitive function, including memory, learning and depression. Individuals who suffer from major depressive disorder are associated with decreased availability of serotonin or inefficient levels of serotonin. In addition, suicidal patients have indicated low levels of serotonin which has serve as a linkage between serotonin and depression. So when…

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