• Diagnosis And Treatment Of Depression In The Elderly
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    Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly Mental disorders are becoming more prevalent in today's society as people add stress and pressure to their daily lives. The elderly population is not eliminated as a candidate for a disorder just because they may be retired. In fact, mental disorders affect 1 in 5 elderly people. One would think that with disorders being rather prevalent in this age group that there would be an abundance of treatment programs, but this is not the case. Because...
  • Manic Depression Person Episode Thoughts
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    Manic depression is an illness that affects how people think, feel, and act. These people have really extreme episodes of mania (highs) and depression (lows. ) It happens to about 1% of the population, both equally in men and women. When the person is going through a manic episode they have lots of energy, talk fast, jumping from topic to topic. Also, their thoughts are racing, they have a higher self-esteem, and have more enthusiasm. They also may not need as much sleep. During this time, the ...
  • Teen Suicide Leading Cause Of Death
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    Teen Suicide Each year, thousands of our children are dying, not from cancer or car accidents, but by their own hands. They make the choice to take their lives. The number of teenagers who take their lives is rapidly increasing each year. Teen suicide has increased four-fold in the last few decades and is now the third leading cause of death among youth 15-25 years of age ('Teen Suicide,' ; NP). In youth 5-14 years of age, suicide is the sixth leading cause of death ('Teen Suicide,' ; NP). Teen...
  • Adolescent Depression Mood Suicide Children
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    Adolescent Depression Mental disorders represent the number one health problem for the United States and probably for the entire human population. Some studies estimate that approximately one-third of all Americans suffer from some sort of emotional disturbance. Depression will affect as many as twenty percent of all of us one time or another in our lives. Severe anxiety is even more common. Depression has been a part of human existence since ancient times. Depression is a disease that afflicts ...
  • Depression People Depressed Therapy
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    Depression is defined as an illness; the feelings of depression persist and interfere with a child or adolescent's ability to function. Depression can be a very difficult and painful experience that affects not only the individual suffering from it, but also the people around them. There comes a point in some peoples' lives where social isolation, low energy, sadness, low self-esteem, and the feeling of hopelessness, cannot be taken anymore. The feelings are so strong and persistent, that the vi...
  • Depression Among Adolescents Blackman 1995
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    What is depression? Have you ever suffered from it? Do you know someone who has? How can you tell? Almost 20 percent of all Americans have depression, most without knowing it. Many of these that suffer are children. Many people don't realize how common depression is among adolescents or how serious it can be. Depression is a disease that affects the psyche causing a person to act and react abnormally toward others as well as themselves. It is often thought of as excessive sadness when it is act...
  • Psychology And Depression Types Of Antidepressants
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    Psychology and Depression " Men pray to the gods for health and they ignore that it is in their power to have it.' -Democritus Depression: Depression is an illness, that strikes all ages, all races and all genders. It has no limit on how severe or how slight it will hit. Depression has been with us for as long as people have been around. In biblical times, depression was there, being noted several times in the Old Testament as 'manic-depression.' Hippocrates, a Greek physician, was the first man...
  • Childhood Depression Fassler 1997
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    Depression in Children and Adolescents What is depression? Depression is the most common mental disorder, not only for adults, but for children and teenagers as well. The DSM-IV classifies depression as a mood disorder. It states that an individual has suffered a "major depressive episode" if certain symptoms persist for at least two weeks, including a loss of enjoyment in previously pleasurable activities, a sad or irritable mood, a significant change in weight or appetite, problems sleeping or...
  • Great Depression Lennie George Money
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    A Comparison of 'Of Mice and Men' and 'The Great Depression An Eyewitness History " The Great Depression is comparable to Lennie and George's life. I would like to give a comparison of George Milton and Lennie Small to the Great Depression. The time that this story took place was during the Great Depression. John Steinbeck captured the reality of this most difficult time. During the Great Depression people needed to travel together to share chores and duties to make a living until something bett...
  • The Depression Great Families People
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    The Great Depression began in October 1929, when the stock market in the United States dropped rapidly. Thousands of investors lost large sums of money and many were wiped out, lost everything. The crash led us into the Great Depression. This period was the longest and worst period of high unemployment and low business activity, people went along with only the bear necessities, and the families that where hit the hardest where the middle class families. People stopped buying gods during the depr...
  • Depression 3 Depressive Episode
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    Clinical depression is one of many mental disorders affecting 1 in 10 Americans today. This disorder is characterized by ongoing feelings of sadness and despair which leads to anxiety, agitation, feelings of emptiness, and loss of self-worth. Following these initial symptoms are possible weight loss or gain, insomnia, lack of energy, unusual indecisiveness, and even suicidal thoughts or attempts. There are many possible causes of major depression; however, very often the disease strikes without ...
  • Depression Brown 1996
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    Each year some thirty thousand Americans die by their own hand, most of them as a result of depression or bipolar. The true figure is probably many times higher. Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tend to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore, it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19...
  • The Effects The Great Depression Had On Families
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    The Effects the Great Depression Had on Families Outline What were the effects the Great Depression had on families during the 1930 s I. The effects the Great Depression had on each family member were, people were treated differently according to their class. The lower class went through a lot of struggle and suffering. The fathers went through the most struggle because they had to care for their families and they had no money to clothe and feed them. The mothers did all they could to contribut...
  • Great Depression Lead To Rise Of Hitler
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    Without the effects of the Great Depression on the nation of Germany, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party would not have been able to seize control of the nation. When the stock market collapsed on Wall Street on Tuesday, October 29, 1929, it sent financial markets worldwide into a tailspin with disastrous effects. The German economy was especially vulnerable since it was built out of foreign capital, mostly loans from America and was very dependent on foreign trade. When those loans were suddenly d...
  • Effects Of Depression Disorders As Women
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    In today's day and age many different types of disorders affect people. Many of them people are born with, such as Down Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis. While some people get from their environment or activities they participate in, such as a sexually active person can acquire a sexually transmitted infection. But others occur for unknown reasons and they can just appear and attack the person, one of the most prevalent of these is Depression. When one mentions the mental illness of depression, o...
  • Treatment For Depression Therapist Essential Therapeutic
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    Depression is a common, often incapacitating, debilitating, and sometimes, fatal disorder. These disorder are characterized by emotional, cognitive, behavioural, and physiological symptoms. Emotionally, there are feeling of sadness, shame, guilt, anxiety, helplessness and hopelessness. Cognitive and behavioral symtoms include excessive self- critcrism, indecisiveness, psychomotor, agitation or retardation, and suid ical thoughts, plans and behaviour. Physiologically, depressed people experience...
  • Blackman 1995 Depression 1996 Mood
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    Adolescence Depression Adolescent Depression: Adolescence Depression Essay, Research Paper Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Disease Psychology Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than ...
  • Brown 1996 Depression Blackman Mood
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    Adolescence Depression Psychology Depression Adolescence Depression Essay, Research Paper Psychology Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Desp...
  • Adolescent Depression Brown 1996
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    Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, depression in this age group is greatly under diagnosed and leads to...
  • Home Page Depression Mood Brown
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    Adolescent Depression Psychology Adolescent Adolescent Depression Essay, Research Paper Psychology Adolescent Depression The Under Acknowledged Disease Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. It is now responsible for more deaths in youth aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or canc...