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  • Treatment To A Depressive Disorder
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    Seasonal Affective Disorder: Lighting the Way Pamela Johnson " Whoever wishes to pursue the science of medicine in a direct manner must first investigate the seasons of the year and what occurs in them. ' Hippocrates (6) Introduction As the shortest day of the year approaches, more and more multi-colored lights and bright, festive decorations are splashed across houses and yards everywhere. Long ago, in more earthy times, people celebrated the solstice because it was the rebirth of the sun, when...
  • 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...
  • Adjustment Disorder With Depressed Mood
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    Running Head: ADJUSTMENT DISORDER WITH DEPRESSED MOOD CAUSE Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood, Cause and Affect Abstract Research was conducted to investigate Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood, and some causes, affects, and treatment approaches. Not all individuals manifest or demonstrate the same depressive symptoms, which can make it difficult for clinicians to diagnose and treat. The American Psychiatric Association has categorized various depressive disorders in the Diagnostic an...
  • Cause Of Ones Depression
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    Clinical Depression: a disease like any other. Clinical depression is defined as "a mood or emotional state that is marked by sadness, inactivity and a reduced ability to enjoy life" (2: 21). Depression is very different from the blues that people feel at one time or another. It is an illness, the same way that cancer or diabetes are illnesses. Depression affects the entire body and not just the mind. In most cases, it can be successfully treated. This disease affects all ages, all races, all ec...
  • 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...
  • Yellow Wallpaper
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    By: Anonymous Quiz #1 Resubmission Exercise (The Yellow Wallpaper) "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a story of a woman and her struggle with her psychological problems, and her quest to regain her sanity. In "The Yellow Wallpaper", the narrator instructed to refrain from any intellectual activity and to engage in total bed rest in order to cure her depression. From the beginning of the story, the narrator doubts the proposed cure for her depression, , but she reluctantly follows the prescription for cu...
  • Andrea's Depression
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    The article that I chose is one from TIME magazine entitled "The Yates Odyssey". It tells the story of the tragic murder of five children by their 37 year old mother, Andrea Yates. The article traces her mental history throughout the years of the marriage and even before the marriage. The article notes that one of the reasons that she even initiated a relationship with her husband Rusty is because she was feeling down about a recent break up and "she got to a point where she needed companionship...
  • Risk Factor Of Depression
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    Depression Consider this: Elizabeth Wurtzel has struggled with depression throughout her life. She has a history of suicide attempts, self-mutilations, and serious mood swings. She took numerous antidepressants and medications in an attempt to regulate her irregular behavior. She quit using the medications due to the multiple side effects the drugs had on her. The result was chaos; after Elizabeth quit taking her medication her body experienced episodes of withdrawal. Despite her continued attem...
  • Most Troubling Side Effect Of Ect
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    How is Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) used to treat depression? To answer this question, we must first answer these other questions: What is electro convulsive therapy? When depression is diagnosed, which patients are suitable for ECT and which for psychotherapy? If not all depressed patients will respond to ECT, how are we to identify those likely to benefit? Invented by Cerletti and Bini, in 1938, ECT was the first form of therapy that reliably reduced severe depression (Abrams and Essman, 19...
  • Cbasp As A Maintenance Treatment For Depression
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    Major Depressive Disorder or MDD is a very common clinical condition that affects millions of people every year. According to the Agency for Health Care Policy & Research", depression is under diagnosed & untreated by most medical doctors, despite the fact that it can almost always be treated successfully. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV); A person who suffers from this disorder must have a depressed mood, or have lost interest in th...
  • Effective Treatments For Severe Depression
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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...
  • Ect Causes Brain Damage
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    ECT, Shock, Electroconvulsive Therapy, ElectroShock, EST, Shock Treatment and Electric Shock Treatment are all the same thing. They all refer to a treatment where psychiatrists send large electric currents through the brains of their unfortunate victims. ECT is one of the front-line treatments used by psychiatrists to treat depression and other psychiatric problems. I believe ECT to be a very modern horror story. Psychiatrists who use ECT try to play down its use by saying that it is a last-reso...
  • Premenstrual Syndrome And Postpartum Depression
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    Depression, its something all of us have experienced in some point and time in our lives, whether it was for a day or for years. Most of the people that it affects arent even aware of the serious complications depression creates and if they are they dont admit to themselves they would be clinically diagnosed with depression. It is the second most common health problem; anxiety is the first. Depression is known as the common cold of mental illness. There are many causes for depression. They consi...
  • Proper Treatment
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    From Depression to Schizophrenia Some of the behaviors currently accepted in modern society were considered Evil or possession in the 19th century. There are other behaviors that are still considered wrong even by today's standards. This story is a perfect example of the progression of a treatable condition, Depression, to a harder and almost impossible condition, Schizophrenia. If this story hadn't taken place in the year 1891, the reader would think; "Why didn't they use proper treatment?" . S...
  • Your Depression A Process Of Change
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    The Process Of Change From Depression To Optimism Depression is a medical condition leading to persistent feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness, thought of death and suicide and an inability to feel pleasure or take interest in life. Some depressed people are physically depressed as well as constantly tired and sometimes insomniac or lacking in appetite (Harvard Mental Health Letter, December 1997/January 1998). Weather you choose to take medication or other means to decrease your depressio...
  • Antidepressants Help People With Depression
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    Depression. What exactly does this term mean? The World Book Encyclopedia defines depression as, "A serious mental disorder in which a person suffers long periods of sadness and other negative feelings". These feelings could be directed towards things or people they once enjoyed or being around. Now the real question arises; how can depression be treated? To this day, many experts question how exactly depression can be treated, and they have many different thoughts and theories. One way to treat...
  • Effective Modality For The Treatment Of Depression
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    Running head: DEPRESSION Depression: A Critical Evaluation of Different Treatment Methods Karen Upham The University of Southern Queensland Depression: A Critical Evaluation of Different Treatment Methods Depressive disorders are commonly diagnosed in western cultures. Mood disorders impair individuals of all ages and gender, social, occupational and personal functioning (Olfson et al 2002). Causes of depression range from biological, psychological and social factors (Feldman & Feldman, 1997). I...
  • Treatment For Depression
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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 ...
  • Widespread As Depression In Young Adults
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    Every person inDepresstion Depression Every person in the world today endures some kind of a hardship. Every misfortune is different; one person's could take the form of divorce while another's takes the form of a fatal illness. In either case, their trauma could lead to depression, which in the long run can be more problematic. Depression is one of the most prevalent problems in our modern society today. To understand fully how and why depression affects people, a little background is needed. D...

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