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Depression is a common severe mental illness that affects about 10% of the American population every year. We have all had feelings of ‘depression’ when a friend blows you off, you and your spouse fight, when someone close to you has passed away, or we may feel depressed for no reason at all (I ... Continue Reading

Clinical depression

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During this course I have gained some knowledge regarding the psy ... Continue Reading

Depression In Children

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Depression in children is a topic that many researchers have spent a considerable amount of time on and yet we still have a long way to go in dealing with the best method of treatment and diagnosis for children with depression. Prevalence of major depression in children is on the rise. The rates v ... Continue Reading


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Depression means different things to different people. Depression can be a symptom, (as when a person says, “I feel depressed”), a sign (when someone observes, “he looks depressed”), or a diagnosable disorder. It is important to separate depressive disorders from everyday “blues” or s ... Continue Reading


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During childhood years, children are almost as susceptible to being depressed as adults. Childhood depression is a for of mental illness that affects the whole body. It impacts the way one feels, thinks, and acts. If it is not treated, in years to come it may lead to school failure, use ... Continue Reading

What is Depression?

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Depression is a medical illness that is linked to changes in the biochemistry of the brain. There is four different types of common depressions, major depression, bi-polar disorder, dysthymia and seasonal affective disorder. These are all categorised under the one name, Clinical Depression. ... Continue Reading

catcher in rye

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Throughout his journey home, he describes bouts of deep depression, impulsive spending and erratic behaviour prior to his nervous breakdown. Despite his material wealth, Holden does not appreciate what he has; he feels guilty. For example, his roommate at Elkton Hills, Dick Slagee had very inexpensi ... Continue Reading

Mental illness

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Depression is the number one illness that Americans suffer from. It is a mood disorder that has psychological and biological causes and can be life threatening. This disorder that affects your thoughts, moods, feelings, behavior and physical health. Depression is characterized as being in a bad mo ... Continue Reading


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Depression in young adults is often severely neglected and the implications of ignoring such problems at this crucial state of one’s life can be profound. It has been estimated that 25% of college students are depressed at any one time and that 33% of college dropouts went th ... Continue Reading


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Dysfunctional family interaction with adolescents often leads to depression and ultimately suicide. The young adolescents find their lives too painful to endure. Scientific research points to divorce and the break down of the nuclear family as the major culprits that leave young chil ... Continue Reading


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Depression is a condition that affects many Americans. Depression is a potentially a serious mental condition. Minor depression may last from a couple of days to a month. Major depression may last 6 months or more. Depression may occur as repeated episodes over a lifetime, with periods free of d ... Continue Reading


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Depression effects a lot of people if not directly, through a loved one like a, friend, spouse, or family member. Depression has been around for thousands of years. Depression can do plenty of damage to ones self-esteem. Noticing that someone has depression is the first step in t ... Continue Reading


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Suicide is the leading cause of teenage deaths in the past years. Teen suicide is often caused by biological problems within the chemicals inside the body. Many people who have eating disorders may have a history or family history of depression. Most depressed people can appear to be perfectly norm ... Continue Reading


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The reason I chose this topic is because my boyfriend’s daughter, who is 15 years old, is a self-mutilator. She has been secretly doing this for about one and half years before we found out. How we found out is that we seen the scrapes and scars on her arm. When ... Continue Reading

Major Depression Disorder And Homelessness

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Homelessness is a constant battle in the United States. The causes are numerous, and the effects are serious. Shelters are over crowded, and many people are forced to sleep outside with no food or cover. Death, illness, and serious psychological problems can be related to being homeless. One of the ... Continue Reading


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Pain has always been the main reason that the terminally ill even contemplate an early death. With the elimination of virtually all pain and incredible strides in the art of pain management there is no need for legalized euthanasia or assisted suicide. Research shows that 99% of patient’s pain ca ... Continue Reading

The Unknown Epidemic

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Brandi Renee Laird is an average student and teenager. She lives in Anderson, Indiana and has attended Anderson High School for four years. She is very fond of comic books and one-day hopes she can be like Wonder-Woman. No matter how true Brandi's friends wish these statements could be, they are ... Continue Reading


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Depression and anxiety are amongst the 10 leading causes of disability in the U.S. affecting 9.5% and 15% of the U.S. population respectively (Lead Discovery). Depressive disorders are characterized by disturbance in emotions that interferes with normal functioning, physical symptoms (fatigue, insom ... Continue Reading

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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The efficacy of certain psychosocial treatments for PTSD is still a topic of active discussion in the medical community. The purpose of this literature review is to examine the use of psychosocial therapy for PTSD with respect to the most recent studi ... Continue Reading

mind and body therapies

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The mind and body are so completely connected that physical activities such as yoga and dance have healthful effects not only on the body but also on mental ailments such as depression and anxiety. Conversely, mental approaches such as hypnosis and imagery benefit physical pro ... Continue Reading

Eating And Mood Disorders

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Eating and mood disorders are two serious illnesses that have been around ever since humans have inhabited the planet. It is only recently that we have had the knowledge to study these complex yet complicated psychiatric disabilities. Such knowledge has lead to advances ... Continue Reading

Bi-Polar Disorder and Creativity

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Bi-polar disorder, also known as manic-depression, is a mood disorder recognized by its periods of mania and depression. These periods can last hours, days, weeks or months. Often, there are periods of wellness between these episodes where there are few to no symptoms present. People with bi-polar d ... Continue Reading

Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder is perhaps one of the most tragic mood disorders, because it virtually taunts with the affected person’s mind. Bipolar disorder, which is also known as manic-depressive disorder, is a mental condition in which the person alternates between feelings of mania and depression. ... Continue Reading

Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. According to an article on bipolar disorder by, David E. Cohen, Some research suggests that highly creative people such as artist ... Continue Reading


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Chapter 13 - Stress, Coping, and Health * The biopsychosocial model holds that physical illness is caused by a complex interaction of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors * Health psychology is concerned with how psychosocial factors relate to the promotion an ... Continue Reading