Symptoms And Treatment Of Depression

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Depression most people will go through a form of it at least once in their life. Most of the time, though this will be a smaller case which is not very evident in their life. But in Shiloh you will see not just a minor form of depression but also some more major forms of it pop up its ugly head. And how is this? Well in Shiloh we are living inside of Leroy’s head, and we see through his head many types of depression, including; Atypical Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD).

Atypical Depression is defined by “Mood Reactivity and two or more of the following, increased appetite, increased sleep, leaden paralysis, and interpersonal rejection sensitivity.”(Singh/Kristi) and during Shiloh you will see that
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But we see it the most when they are finally about to go to the memorial park, unlike Mebal who more than anything wants them to go so that they will finally break up and end it where it all began. He believes that on the grand battlefield, he will be the victor and win back his prized possession.
Okay, so what about interpersonal rejection sensitivity? Well we also see this in multiple parts, this is the main reason why he always picks up hitchhikers and tell them his story. He tries to have friends and an understanding with the people he meets but almost everything they just fade away. And you see this while he is at the house, he tries to start conversations not just with his wife, but also with Mabel and just gets knocked down every time. Normally this is with the log cabin which he has an obsession with. But you will also see it when near the end he is talking with Mabel, and trying to befriend her he start agreeing with her. Which leads to the end of the story of going to Shiloh. So what about Bipolar Disorder well first lets describe it “Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks.”(Bipolar)
So what does that have to do at all with Shiloh? Well, it have to do more either Norma Jean than anyone else in the story. So let us start with the
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