Is a healthy mind the result of a healthy body? Careful analysis of available literature certainly agrees that it can be, however it is often unclear why.
Depression is a mental health disorder that can be characterized by loss of interest of once enjoyable activities, and a persistent mood of depression (MacGill, 2017). As previously stated earlier in this paper, hundreds of millions suffer from this debilitating mental disorder on a global scale and is extremely prevalent in today’s society. According to MacGill, those individuals suffering from depression often times have symptoms consisting of feelings of loneliness, worthlessness, apathy, or depressed moods and tend to have a difficult time doing things or getting out of bed (2017). Other symptoms that arrive with depression can also include irritability, anxiety, isolation, lethargic tendencies, suicidal thoughts, appetite loss, and weight gain or loss. There are numerous causes of depression, according to MacGill, ranging from genetics, environmental factors, traumatic events, psychological and psychosocial problems, drugs and drug abuse, having had a major depressive disorder, or a change in neurotransmitter levels (2017). Serotonin, a neurotransmitter that results in a happy feeling, is typically found in highly reduced levels in those who suffer from depression which usually leads to said person being diagnosed SRIs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) as a form of treatment and is usually prescribed
“Recent data estimate the overall prevalence of depression at about 11.1% of the American population, or nearly 35 million individuals (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). A predictive models suggest that up to 50% of the population will experience at least one episode of depression during their lives” (Life Extension, 2014). Depression has negatively affected the lives of many individuals throughout the world. Look around you there may even be someone close to you that is demonstrating signs of its stifling affects. Depression does not discriminate with its suffocating
“Depression is an illness that increasingly afflicts people worldwide, interfering with concentration, motivation and many other aspects of human everyday functioning. It is a complex disorder, involving many systems of the body, including the immune system, either as cause or effect. Depression disrupts sleep, and loss of appetite, in some cases it causes weight loss, in other cases it cause weight gain. Because of its complexity, a full understanding of depression has been elusive. Depression involves mood and thoughts as well as
Depression and social anxiety are two major disorders that affect millions of people each and everyday. Often times people affected with depression tend to also have social anxiety disorder similarly to people who are affected by social anxiety disorder also experience feelings of depression. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America “MDD affects more than 16.1 million American adults, or about 6.7%of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.” The mental aspect of depression results in many people experiencing an unhappy mood but it is much deeper than “sadness”. People who experience depression face many internal conflicts such as feelings of worthlessness as well as hopelessness. Depression may also cause negative impacts on one's body. Often times people with depression experience issues with their weight, whether it be weight gain or loss. They also encounter issues with feeling unmotivated and disinterested in what's going on with their life. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.”
More than three hundred and fifty million people globally are affected by depression, and it is of utmost importance to discover why they are depressed and how they can be assisted (Pietrangelo, 2015). Marion Leboyer has this to say about depression, “Major depression is associated with substantial social and even physical dysfunction, significantly more than some chronic medical conditions, eg, diabetes.” Bipolar disorder, dysthymia, and major depressive disorder are some forms of the incredibly debilitating disorder that leaves many individuals with a perpetual sense of gloominess (iFred, 2017). Depression can be seasonal, grief-induced, or caused by imbalances of chemicals in the brain
Depression is an illness that is usually confused with the everyday problems of life. For this reason, people usually leave it unattended; they spend much time thinking that is nothing to worry about until it is complicated and more difficult to treat. In fact, many times, people think that depression is just sadness, fatigue or boredom that a person has already experienced with past situations, only with greater intensity. But it is not, depression is a real interruption with the overall functioning of a person. If it is not properly treated, in many cases it can raise the disturbance of symptoms at high levels, increasing the risk of having problems with their physical and mental health. Depression is a disease that can take many forms and
Nearly 1 in 5 people will experience a major depressive episode at some point in their lives (Zhang, Li, Sha, & Bu, 2015). Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a widespread problem that can affect anyone regardless of gender or age. MDD is one of the most common mental illnesses (with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 16.6%) and is associated with significant impairments in social, occupational, and educational functioning (Synder, 2013). Depression causes problems in a person’s everyday life. There are various treatment models that been found to help in the treatment and cure of depression. The two most commonly used are psychotherapy and medicinal therapy. Psychotherapy comprises of cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy,
Depression is a common psychiatric disorder which has a long lasting effect on the mind as well as the body and is the fastest growing cause that tends to decrease productivity, disability, work absistence and high suicide rates among the individuals. Around one in ten patients usually treated in primary health care settings encountered some forms of depression. It can reoccur, tends to be chronic and can be worsen with increasing disability over time if not treated. In recent report 56 million Indians suffer from depression. In worldwide the prevalence of depression is increase 18% from 2005 to 2015. Major depression is less common in older than younger adult which are living in community. The pathogenesis of depression is depending on various
Depression is one of the mental illnesses to describe overwhelming sadness and loss of interest in activities. It significantly influences daily life and productivity. Depression is now extremely common, affecting millions of people throughout the world. For a person to be diagnosed with depression, symptoms and signs should be examined by a medical professional using appropriate and effective screening tools. A patient with depression usually presents excessive sadness followed by anxiety and agitation for some periods of time usually longer than two weeks (Parekh, 2017). Ever since mental disorders were accepted as medical conditions by the society and the biomedical field, the rate of depression and other mental disorders seem to be on the
Depression has become a main problem that effects strongly on humanity all over the world. It is the mental health disorder and a psychiatric condition. Specifically, it is the mood disorder characterized by persistently low mood in which there is a feeling of sadness and loss of interest in daily life. These are all common emotion, and they associate with depression which many people
Depressive disorders include a group of depressive behaviors characterized by loss of interests in activities and often coupled with unhappiness. Criteria for diagnosing depressive disorders are based on DSM-5 that gives symptoms and periods for different conditions. The clinical criteria cannot function alone it is accompanied psychological and physical evaluation to eliminate diseases that mimic depression. Depressive disorders are caused by a combination of factors including environmental, genetic, biochemical and psychological factors. The interaction cause depressive episodes in individuals. The exhibited symptoms vary from individual to individual they include lack of interest in activities, fatigue, altered sleep patterns, change in appetite, feelings of worthlessness and also suicidal thoughts. Types of depressive disorders include Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder among others. Treatment includes forms of therapy like psychotherapy and drugs depending on the severity of depression. Family and friends are important in recovery of depressed individuals by offering support needed to follow prescriptions and support during recovery. Depressive disorders are diverse, but they all affect the wellbeing of individuals in relation to their work, social relations, and education needs (NIH, 2015).
My enthusiasm on studying psychiatric disorders drives me to pursue the doctoral program in XX school, and I devote to further the research on depression as my future career. As one of the most significant public health issues, depression often co-occurs with other chronic diseases, including psychiatric disorders. Moreover, people suffering from chronic diseases with comorbid depression are at a higher risk of worse prognoses than those without comorbidity. Therefore, identification of etiologic factors for depression could lead to early interventions to prevent depression and associated negative health outcomes.
Depression can be defined as a typical mental issue that give discouraged disposition, less interest or delight, diminished energy levels, sentiments of blame or low self-esteem, disturbed appetite or sleep, and poor focus in daily life matters. Symptoms of anxiety and insomnia are closely associated with term depression. Depression can be categorised as “ Mental illness” because it severely affects the state of human’s mind and propose hurdles and obstacles in daily life matters. Problems associated with depression can become chronic or acute which can cause significant impairments in a person’s life and can hinder the ability to perform his or her daily activities and responsibilities. Even from a pessimistic
Depression is the most common of all psychological disorders, affecting 100 million people worldwide. The depression ranges from mild feelings of uneasiness, sadness, and apathy to intense suicidal despair. (Kasschau) If left untreated, it could lead the