Major depressive disorder

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  • Biological Causes Of Depression

    Diagnosis- Depression is a widespread illness that carries a major personal and public health burden (Abel, 2016). To diagnose depression the patient must have at least five symptoms present for two consecutive weeks, and must also have a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in their everyday activities. Other symptoms that the patient may exhibit include, having a depressed mood most of the day, and little or no interest in activities. The sudden overwhelming feeling of sadness and…

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  • Race Influence On Suicide

    family and social network have played a vital role in their survival, now and in history. Unlike in many other studies, socioeconomic background was not a confounder and the African Americans used in this study did not differ in income, psychiatric disorders, or suicide attempts from Whites. Limitations of the study included the fact that this study could only examine risk factors for suicidality rather than completed suicide, the study was not longitudinal, and the sample size was relatively…

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  • Depression Biological Approach

    According to Comer, depression is a clinical disorder that causes considerable distress and impairment and features a range of symptoms, including emotional, motivational, behavioral, cognitive, and physical symptoms. Nevertheless, the picture of depression may vary greatly from person to person. Depression differs from sadness, in that sadness is context-specific, is proportional to the triggering loss, and ends when the loss situation ends (Comer, 2015). Due to the fact that the biological…

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  • Research Paper On Suicide

    Szelényi, suicide is considered a collective phenomenon associated with towering education level, low integration to society and elevated regulation of behavior. Nevertheless, many studies have shown that suicide risk is closely linked to psychiatric disorders and others risk factors. Then, even though integration to society and regulation of behavior were cited as conditioning factors to suicide, it is…

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  • Poverty's Impact On Single Parent Families

    relationship between poverty and depression (Heflin & Iceland, 2009). Heflin and Ice, also point out (2013) Kessler (et al) also did a study, in 2003, revealed that individuals who lived at or near poverty during a twelve month period showed a “major depressive disorder” (Heflin, & Iceland, 2009, pg.…

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  • The Possible Causes Of Bullying And Depression

    type of psychological disorder, the most popular being: Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Depressive Disorder. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is where a child (or adult) will act negatively towards authority figures, elders, and others. Symptoms may include: irritable mood, argumentative and defiant behavior, aggression, and vindictiveness. This disorder may last a lifetime and is non-curable. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) It may…

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  • Social Case Study: Amanda Brown

    For the current case study, I’m going to examine a fourteen-year-old girl named Amanda Brown. Amanda’s mother has referred her for concerns regarding Amanda’s “lack of enthusiasm” for school. In order to gain a full understanding of Amanda’s psychopathology to conclude on the services best suited for her needs to achieve in school. Furthering our information by considering the factors that are affecting Amanda’s life such as; family, friends, SES, home life, cultural identity, risk and…

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  • Seven Psychological Perspectives In Psychology

    can use their expertise to observe and make inferences concerning a variety of psychological illnesses, such as depression. Major depressive disorder can be characterized as a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and apathy are endured over an extended period of time (Gerrig, 2013). Common symptoms of depression include the development of eating disorders, insomnia, anxiety, self injury, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, and always putting oneself down (Gerrig, 2013). Each of…

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  • Examples Of Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness

    applied to the mentally ill because even if you aren’t in congruence, you take the steps to get there. A study was done to see what effects valuing happiness had on those who were deeply depressed, “valuing happiness was associated with increased depressive symptoms in a community sample with…

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  • Alcoholic Anonymous Research Paper

    twenty years ago. The nice lady went through a traumatic experience, and never revealed the details of it, thus coping by drinking.. She said that she had gone through a major depression and had no interest in any communication. Instead, she drank her worries and problems away. Today was the first day after twenty years coming back to the A.A. group and almost a week without having any alcohol. She stated that she actually…

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