Depression And Its Effects On Depression

1687 WordsDec 1, 20157 Pages
Depression is a psychoneurotic disorder characterized by lingering sadness, inactivity, and difficulty in thinking and concentration. Depression is one of the most common psychiatric conditions encountered (“Depression”). Doctors have all types of antidepressants that have been used worldwide for patients with depression. Introduced in the late 1950’s, antidepressants were used to accomplish their task by inhibiting the body’s reabsorption of these neurotransmitters, thus allowing them to accumulate and remain in contact longer with their receptors in nerve cells. Neurotransmitters are a chemical substance that is released at the end of a nerve fiber by the arrival of a nerve impulse and, by diffusing across the synapse or junction, causes the transfer of the impulse to another nerve fiber, a muscle fiber, or some other structure. These changes are important in elevating mood and relieving depression (“Depression”1). But what if we don’t need antidepressants or any other drug? What if exercise could help fight depression naturally without side effects? One in 10 adults in the United States struggles with depression, and antidepressant medications are a common way to treat the condition. “We use antidepressants too easily for too long, and that they are effective for a few people, if at all”. Glasgow physician Dr. Despence. “Why many doctors fail to cure depression and what you can do about it 1”). Antidepressants have side effects and some people prefer not to receive
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