Treatment Of Depression And Anxiety

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treatment methods. Depression and Anxiety causes too many problems and tears apart many people’s lives. We see many of these problems spark up in as early as the adolescents to late as the elderly. More specifically, Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder are the main culprits of many people’s mental illnesses and often times, these disorders occur simultaneously or sequentially. First of all, Major Depressive Disorder, often shortened to MDD, is a mental disorder that can negatively affect a person’s daily life activities and according to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 6.7% of the U.S. population has this mental illness (2014). It is often diagnosed based on the severity and frequency of…show more content…
Majority of the time, MDD comes in extended episodes. Some people experience MDD once in their life, while others struggle with it on a daily basis, but regardless of how often, the signs and symptoms are fairly the same. Major Depressive disorder is a relatively common mental disorder, so, much research has been done on what causes and what to expect from this disorder. With many possible causes to this disorder, researchers have narrowed it down to three, which are commonly accepted as the leading causes of MDD. The three causes include: intrapsychic, environmental, and biological (Fitzgerald & Cataldo, 2012). Intrapsychic, meaning ‘occurring inside the mind,’ can be attributed to Major Depressive Disorder because many researcher believe that the disorder stems from the internalizing of negative events. The saying ‘it’s all in your head’ is a quite fitting quote for this subject at hand. When people start to have pessimistic thoughts and blame themselves for negative experiences and start believing the positive outcomes in their lives have all happened because of sheer luck and not because of their own skills, they start to experience a prolonged feeling of helplessness (Fitzgerald & Cataldo, 2012). They end up thinking in their head that they are worthless or useless in whatever they do. The environmental cause is a theory
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