Depression : Mental Illness And Depression

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Depression Overview Depression is a mental illness that has been around the world since our ancestors and is often over looked by people. Depression does not have an age requirement or personal preference; it can happen to anyone at any given time. In addition, “depression is one of the most four most common problems managed in practice” (“Physical”). Majority of the people who have depression are not treated for it. Depression is an illness because people can’t choose to act that way. There are many different factors that can tie into depression. For example, brain chemicals, genetics, physical activity, dieting, lack of sleep, poverty, and family matters. Depression has the ability to change a person’s mood at any given time. For…show more content…
Another example, of a lifestyle would be products that a person chooses to buy and what products a person doesn’t choose to buy. Lifestyles are how a person is raised and how they choose or want to live their life. People who have depression have no control over what they are doing and what they want to do. According to the article, Depression: Major Depressive Affective Disorder depression “is a persistent low mood that interferes with the ability to function and appreciate things in life” (“Depression”). For example, a person may wake up and may not be able to do daily activities. A person may feel so mentally distressed that they may not get up for work or anything. Depression takes a toll over a person’s life, it not only effects the person it effects their family as well. If a child is raised with a depressed parent and their parent doesn’t have the proper treatment, that child may think that is the right way to act. People with depression often don’t know what to do and how to act. “It may cause a wide range of symptoms, both physical and emotional and it can last for weeks, months, or years” (“Depression”). I believe that depression is not a lifestyle because generally people don’t want to be sad. Most people like to be happy. I don’t think anyone would choose to be sad because being sad effects everything you do for the day. For example, majority of the time when people
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