Symptoms And Symptoms Of Depression Essay

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Everyone feels blue or sad occasionally, but if debilitating negative emotions begin to interfere with your daily life and normal functioning treatment should be sought to see if you may be suffering from depression. The rate of depression worldwide has seen a steady increase over the last few decades and according to the World Health Organization (2011), it is the number one cause of disability in the U.S. with economic costs exceeding in to the billions. Stress, which is directly correlated to depression, has many contributing variables that can be very detrimental to your physiological and psychological health [may be need more explanation and some specific examples to make argument stronger]. Depression is a very serious mental illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. It can be caused by stressful events or can occur spontaneously, with no identifiable specific cause. Those suffering from depression looking for a treatment to alleviate feelings of negative affect will most likely be prescribed some sort of antidepressant drug. During the past 15 years, a plethora of antidepressant drugs has entered the marketplace all claiming to be the cure-all for your biochemical dysfunction (Benkert, O., Szegedi, A, Muller, M. J., 2002). However, many antidepressants can cause severe side effects both physically and mentally. Tensions between the research literature, pharmaceutical treatment options and alternative medicines available leaves
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