Things that Cause Depression Essay

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I chose this topic because I noticed something different about myself and I was always sad, so I wanted to learn about depression. Depression is being sad, blue, unhappy, and miserable or down in the dumps. Depression can be broken into two categories: Major and minor. There are many causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment for depression. There is not an actual cause for depression, but scientists have some assumptions on how depression is caused. Depression can be caused biological, environmental, genetically, and psychologically. Magnetic Resonance Imaging’s (MRI) have shown that people with depression have differences in their brain. The changes shown in the brain are their moods, thinking, sleeping, appetite, and
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The signs are being persistent sad, anxious, or “empty feelings”, feelings of hopelessness or pessimism (the tendency to see, anticipate, or emphasize only bad or undesirable outcomes), feelings of guilt, worthlessness or helplessness, irritability, restlessness, and loss of interests in activities or hobbies once pleasurable including sex (Depression). Depression can be treated all kinds of ways, but you have to know the background information first in order to be treated. After you have found out what type of depression you have, find out as much information you can find. If you have any medical conditions, that needs to be treated first. Depending on how bad you have depression depends on how tough the treatment needs to be (Saisan, Smith, and Segal, 2014). It’ll take time to find the right treatment for you. A therapist may not work, but taking an hour long walk can. Since everyone is different there isn’t automatically a proper treatment for you. Antidepressants may not work on you either. Antidepressants won’t work forever. They may relieve symptoms, but it isn’t suitable for long term use neither is exercises or therapy. All treatments react the same way, but some more than others. Although exercising or seeing a therapist doesn’t have side effects. Antidepressants work better with lifestyle changes (Saisan, Smith, and Segal, 2014). (Armstrong 3) When you’re depressed don’t

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