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  • Depression: The Causes And Effects Of Depression

    Depression is more than just a rough patch or feelings of sadness. While a depressed person may appear to be having a hard time, their internal battle is more than could be understood by someone who has never been depressed. Typically, a depressed person is overtaken with feelings of sadness, emptiness, and despair to the point of believing that they are unloved and incapable of loving. Emptiness outweighs the rest. "Emptiness is a never ending feeling. Emptiness and helplessness often come hand in hand. When emptiness is felt in the depth of someone 's soul, without anyone to help reel them in, they fall deeper and deeper within themselves, a neverending place (Serrah Wilson)." Depression is not the same for men, women, young people, or older adults. Not every depressed person feels sad. Some, particularly men, may feel angry, aggressive, restless, violent, or reckless. They may even abuse substances. In teens, irritability is a more common sign for depression than sadness. A teenager may easily lose their temper and have unexplained aches and pains. Depression in older adults often relates to their poor health and inability to take care of themselves which may lead to thoughts of suicide. Older people know death may be in their near future and this may stress them. Depression rates for women are twice as high as those in men, but men are a higher suicide risk, especially older men. One explanation for why the depression rate for women is twice that of men may be in part…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Antidepressants

    Depression should be treated with antidepressants due to various ethical reasons that help basic mental and physical health. Depression is a serious mood disorder that enables one to easily feel sad, upset, and stressed out. Since depression is common today, more people rely on different types of treatment such as medications and drugs. “The World Health Organization reports that depression is the second leading cause of disability worldwide and, by 2020, is estimated to be the leading cause of…

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  • Ecotherapy's Argumentative Essay

    Mental illness is becoming one of the biggest health issues in American society today. One in five people you encounter has some form of mental illness whether they like to admit it or not. A lot of people with mental illness don’t get the help they need because they’re embarrassed and feel shameful of their illness. I was one of those people for the longest time. I’ve dealt with both anxiety and depression at different times in my life. I’ve been to intense therapy and currently take Paxil for…

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  • Selective Mutism

    In a study of 30 children with selective mutism, 97% were diagnosed with SAD. The most common medicine given for selective mutism are antidepressant medications which consist of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) since there is a relation between selective mutism and anxiety disorders. Previous research has shown the effectiveness of fluoxetine, sertraline and fluvoxamine in the treatment of selective mutism and anxiety disorders. The following case study describes the case of an 8 year old…

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  • SSRI Case Study

    treatment. Either choosing sertraline (initiated at 25 mg/day and titrated as needed to 200 mg/day) or matched the placebo. At the end of treatment, sertraline provided significantly greater improvement in three of the four primary outcome measures. (The CAPS-2 total severity score, the Clinical Global Impression–Severity [CGI–S] rating, and the CGI–I rating) compared with placebo (Alexander, 2012). Tricyclic Antidepressants Antidepressants control the balance of noradrenergic neurotransmission…

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  • Antidepressant Case Study

    in patients who have suffered MI is unclear. SSSRIs are the preferred first-line treatment for depression as they are safer in patients with cardiovascular disease and it was found to be more effective in post MI depression (41), (77). Some studies suggest that cardiac risk is reduced with SSRIs as it reduces the sympathetic nervous activity (154) while other studies found that SSRIs have no influence over the conduction system in the heart or on fast sodium channels (155). Analysis of…

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  • SSRI Case Study

    The exact function of SSRIs is still unknown. SSRIs are alleged to increase the extracellular level of the neurotransmitter serotonin by limiting its reabsorption into the presynaptic cell, as they increase the level of serotonin in the synaptic cleft available to bind to the postsynaptic receptor. This effect increases the levels of serotonin in the synapses. (Pinel, 2014) Most commonly prescribed SSRIs include: Paroxetine (Paxil), Setraline (Zoloft), Escitaloproam (Lexapro), Fluoxetine…

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  • Postpartum Depression Case Study

    antidepressants to take while nursing are fluoxetine, paroxetine and sertraline. Anti- anxiolytic agents can be used for mothers who show anxiety during the postpartum period. The data that had been collected about benzodiazepines suggest that a small amount of medication is passed from the mother to the infant. Mood stabilizer can be given to mothers who have bipolar disorder. Lithium is not recommended for a mother to take if she would like to breast feed. Tests have reported signs of toxicity…

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  • Night Terrors Have Haunted Children

    slowly decrease as they age into their teen years” (Masters-Zaleski 7). “When it comes to the topic of night terrors there seems to be many causes of it; mainly it seems like it runs through family. It seems like when patients suffering from night terrors or sleepwalking have a family history of the disorder “(Kales, et al 400). “Genetic, developmental, organic, and psychological factors have been identified in the causes of night terrors, 96% of those with night terrors have family history of…

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  • Therapeutic Observation Essay

    for. They try to do what they can to facilitate and make their life easier. The facility offers an apartment, a nurse to care of them, physician and follow up every three months, dietitian and recreations. The fifth observation is that the workers in the facility knows the residents well and the resident have a right to go in and out whenever they want to. I had a chance to talk and listen to three of residents who live in this facility, and I tried to grasp the idea of…

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