Symptoms And Symptoms Of Depressive Disorders

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Depressive Disorders
Yunisleidis Puentes
Florida National University

Author Note
Yunisleidis Puentes, Blackboard Learn, Florida National University.
This research was supported by Florida National University Library and was prepared on August 6, 2015 for Advanced Writing and Research, taught by Professor Sabine Louissaint.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Yunisleidis Puentes, Department of Advanced Writing and Research, Florida National University, 11865 SW 26 St, Miami FL 33175. Contact: ypuentes0916@hotmail.com

Abstract
Depressive disorders include a group of depressive behaviors characterized by loss of interests in activities and often coupled with unhappiness. Criteria for diagnosing depressive
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Treatment includes forms of therapy like psychotherapy and drugs depending on the severity of depression. Family and friends are important in recovery of depressed individuals by offering support needed to follow prescriptions and support during recovery. Depressive disorders are diverse, but they all affect the wellbeing of individuals in relation to their work, social relations, and education needs (NIH, 2015).

Depressive Disorder
Concept
Every once in a while an individual experiences sadness and blue moods however they pass after some time and the person resumes their life. Depressive disorders are characterized by sadness and loss of interest in things that were once pleasurable (APA, 2013). In contrast to a mood that goes away a person suffering from depressive disorders experience persistent episodes of sadness. Depressive disorders in contrast to a bad mood affect the mental and physical functioning of a person and cause deterioration in those functions. Depressive disorders change the thinking, feelings and behavior of the affected person and they can become a threat to themselves and others (Olfson et al. 2005). People snap out of bad moods, but individuals suffering from depressive disorders are sick and need medical attention. Depressive disorders are common, and they vary from individual to individual in symptoms and behavior. The symptoms will vary among males, females, young, elderly and even children. Depressive disorders are
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