Mental Health And Medical Fields

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Depression is a broad term for a mental illness that can occur at any stage in life under different criteria that must be met as stated in the DSM5. Researchers in the mental health and medical fields have found many different links to depression. Unfortunately, the exact cause of depression cannot be described in terms of “one size fits all.” Although types of depression can be long lasting or short-lived, there are a variety of ways to effectively manage depressive episodes. Jeremy Oliver describes depression in young adults. Oliver states that constantly dwelling on the negative aspects of a person’s life, rumination, can cause depression to last longer and trigger depressive episodes. When adolescents were examined as they experienced rumination, they explained the feeling as being under attack. These thoughts, then, created sadness, anxiety, and anger (Oliver). Oliver studied that cognitive behavioral therapy played a large role in targeting the onset of rumination, managing it, and preventing it from causing more depressive episodes (Oliver). Burns discusses how men in New Zealand can be affected by depression; she lists the symptoms and how to manage depression. In New Zealand, one in eight men will experience serve depression at some point in their lives (Burns 16). Roe states to watch for these warming signs including: irritability, changes in appetite, reckless behavior, loss of interest in daily activities, changes in sleeping habits, and feeling hopelessness.
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