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  • Recognition And Treatment Of Postpartum Depression
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    Introduction What is Postpartum Depression Having a baby should be one of the happiest and most important events in a woman's life. However, although life with a new baby can be both thrilling and rewarding, it can also be a difficult and quite stressful task. Most women make the transition without great difficulty, yet some women experience considerable complexity that may manifest itself as a postpartum psychiatric disorder (O'hara, Hoffman, Philips, & Wright, 1992). Many physical and emotiona...
  • Elderly Depressed Individuals
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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...
  • Antidepressants To Their Patients
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    The Scary Truth A young woman walks into a psychiatrist's office. She is a few minutes early so she proceeds to sit down in the waiting room. The doctor's secretary calls the woman into the doctor's office. The woman sits down and the doctor begins to ask the woman about her problem. She tells the doctor that her father just recently passed away and she is experiencing difficult time dealing with the problem. The doctor patiently listens as she proceeds to talk. The woman tells the doctor that s...
  • Patient With Bipolar Disorder
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    Bipolar Disorder Mental illness has plagued human kind for as long as we have been on this earth. The science of psychology has made great strides in past century. The stigma of being mentally ill has begun to fall away and people are finally starting to get the help that they need to recover. Bipolar disorder is one illness that we have come to more fully understand. Through assistance from a psychiatrist, family and medication a patient with bipolar disorder can enter remission and live a norm...
  • Most Common Form Of Manic Depression
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    People suffering from depression experience a lasting and continuously depressed mood that interferes with the ability to function, feel pleasure, and even maintain interest in life. The occasional feeling of being "blue" does not usually cause a downward spiral into depression. People suffering from major depressive episodes may feel so fatigued that they cannot go to work, school, or even do the simple things we take for granted. They may sleep day and night, have problems concentrating, and f...
  • Effect On The Patients
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    The Placebo Effect The activity I chose to write about was on Dr. Walter A. Brown's article in Scientific American about placebos and their effect on the patients. His article described what a placebo is and if it is ethical for doctors to prescribe this 'treatment'; to their patients. Dr. Brown, who is a psychologist at Brown University, decided to do a study on the effects of a placebo. A placebo is any treatment or drug with no medicinal value that is given to a patient to relieve symptoms of...
  • Sad Patient
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    Seasonal Affective Disorder Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a common problem of people living in northern United States. People who are affected by this disorder commonly suffer from depression, lethargy, inability to concentrate, overeating and weight gain. People from the north tend to suffer more from this disorder because of the shortened days. It appears, that due to the deficiency of sunlight some people suffer from these symptoms. The shortened days have a hormonal effect on the b...
  • People With Severe Cases Of Major Depression
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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...
  • People With Severe Depressive Episodes
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    DepressionEverybody's mood varies according to events in the world around them. People are happy when they achieve something or saddened when they fail a test or lose something. When they are sad, some people say they are 'depressed', but the clinical depressions that are seen by doctors differ from the low mood broughton by everyday setbacks. Psychiatrists see a range of more severe mood disturbances and so find it easier to distinguish these from the normal variations of mood seen in the commu...
  • Bargaining Stage
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    1: Shock-Denial: This stage is when the patient first hears about his / her illness, and this is where the patient is saying 'no, not me' and 'it can't be me'. During this time they will also ask a numerous amount that 'is the results wrong', or 'could you check my results again please'. 2: Rage / Anger: There are two things to remember when dealing with this stage, which is that; anger is never personal, its more generalised. This means that no matter what, the patient never blames the people a...
  • Right Therapy Depression
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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 m...
  • Major And Mild Depression Patients
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    " a sort of death-in-life existence and the blessed relief of flopping into our unmade beds". John McManamy in (Mental Water Torture-Mild to Moderate Depression.) What he is describing is Dysthymia. Dysthmyia or Dysthymic Disorder is a type of mild depression (AAP, Diagnostic and Statistical manual of mental disorders). It is chronic, pervasive, and a disabling illness affecting up to 5% of the population (About Dysthymia). People with Dysthymia suffer from a sustained, chronically depressed moo...
  • Leading Causes Of Depression
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    Depression is a common illness that inflicts millions of people worldwide. Although the causes are still being determined, growing evidence has lead scientist to conclude that biochemicals in the brain such as serotonin, hormones, and other factors lead to depression. Extensive research has been conducted within the last decade and continues today. Scientists hope to categorize the type of depression patients suffer from and profile them by identifying biological markers. The ultimate goal is to...
  • Effects Of Placebos On Depressed Patients
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    Abstract While some can see the use of placebos as unethical and pointless, much research has been conducted to prove otherwise. Research teams have discovered the positive effects that placebos can have in treating people with depression. Results have concluded that suicide rates and reduction in symptoms of depression are much the same for patients treated with either placebos or active drugs. These similarities have caused some researchers to believe that placebos can bring about bias in rese...
  • Major Depressive Mood Disorder And Bipolar 1
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    Depression is the general term used for mood disorders. The different forms of depression are, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder (1 and 2), mood disorders due to general medical condition, and substance induce mood disorder; this is according to psychologist. Psychiatrist argues that there are two main types of mood disorder, which are major depressive mood disorder and bipolar 1. However, they still recognize that there are different elements or level of mood disorders (the recognitio...
  • Depressed Patients
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    Antidepressants should be taken off the market. Depression is simply a condition of the mind. Events that take place in ones life can bring upon a depressive episode. With the variety of people in the world, there comes a variety of ways in which people cope with things. Some people can cope with depression, when in turn, people that are emotionally unstable, cannot. With all of the antidepressants on the market today, people are becoming dependent on these drugs that virtually? mess with their ...

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