Depression : Depression And Depression

1249 Words Nov 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Running Head: DEPRESSION

Depression
Professional Psychology
Brittany Nunez
Kean University

DEPRESSION

Depression Depression is known as the “common cold” of all mental disorders and conditions. Over 350 million globally suffer from depression. Depression is a mood disorder that causes feelings of persistent sadness and anxiety. It is a serious condition can impact a person’s mind and body. Depression affects many aspects of a victims lives. It impairs our ability to perform normal everyday functions like to eat, sleep, or work. Also depression damages our self-esteem, confidence, and our ability to get along with others. People who suffer from depression lack motivation to do anything and lose interest in activities they once found to be enjoyable. Depression is like a dark, heavy fog that changes the way a person views themselves, the world and our future. And trying to rid yourself of it is a battle all in its own. As I mentioned before, depression is a mood disorder that causes feelings of persistent sadness and anxiety. Most people have experienced sadness at some point in their lives due to a loss of someone significant in their life, struggling with everyday life, or a severed self-esteem. The difference between regular sadness and depression is the intensity of the sadness. You begin to consistently feel hopeless, helpless and worthless. Which lasts very long and prevents you from performing everyday activities. There are four general…
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