Symptoms, Misdiagnosis, And Treatments

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“Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful. There is nothing I can think of that is quite as isolating as this.” Stated by Giles Andreae. Depression is a common issue in America and it is still an issue that needs to be dealt with. Depression has many symptoms and treatments. With rates increasing, can we be sure that everyone that has or had depression actually say it was depression? In this paper, I will talk about symptoms, misdiagnosis, and treatments. Methods What do 14.8 million American adults have in common according to Archives of General Psychiatry? That is approximately how many people are affected by major depressive disorder every year in America. It is one of the most common mental illnesses. According to the American Psychological Association, unmarried women are less likely to be depressed than their married friends. But the opposite is true for men. Depression has always been an issue in America and it is increasing. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online defines depression as “a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way”. Anyone can experience depression with symptoms of unrelenting sadness, sleeping a lot, not sleeping enough, having no appetite and weight loss, or having more
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