Depression And Sadness Of Depression

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Taylor Neighbors Winters English 1301.91 11 November 2015 Depression and Sadness Imagine you are in the middle of a monumental ocean surrounded by heavy, crashing waves. (TS) The sky is black, and the water is cold. Suddenly, the current pulls you under and you forget how to swim. You are desperately gasping for air, fighting the current, but you continue to sink uncontrollably. You scream and with every ounce of the little breath left in your lungs, but nobody hears you; nobody saves you. Your body is tired and achy, and you are not physically or mentally able to continue fighting the current. So, you slowly stop kicking and screaming, and allow yourself to float to the bottom of the ocean. This is more than just detailed imagery. This is how tens of millions of people across the world feel when experiencing depression. Many people confuse sadness with depression. Although depression is often thought of as being an extreme state of sadness, there is a vast difference between the two. One who has never experienced depression, or had a family member diagnosed, may not fully understand the vast difference. There is harsh stigma of depression, which must be broken. The only way is to spread awareness of this illness and distinguish the difference between depression and sadness. Depression and sadness are very different due to the medical terminology and the time frame in which it lasts. (Thesis) To begin, the medical terminology of depression and sadness vary in many drastic
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