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Major Depressive Disorder

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Jasmine Ponce

on 16 November 2012

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Major Depressive Disorder
By:Jasmine Ponce Does it affect everyone equally? Work Cited Treatments Symptoms & Behaviors How many people does it affect? How is it diagnosed? DEFINITION A health care provider will ask questions about your medical history or some possible symptoms. Your answers and certain questionnaires can help the doctor diagnose and help you determine if you are depressed or not. The syptoms have to present everyday for two weeks in order for it to be called depression. It affects about 14.8 million american adults. People lose interest in activities that you normally enjoy doing.
They feel worthless or guilty.
Sleep a lot everyday
Restlessness or feel slowed down
Thoughts of suicide.
Significant weight loss or gain
Get frusterated over small things
Change of appetite
Trouble concentrating
Crying for no reason Depression affects everyone differently. But most people have a lot of the same syptoms. oleptro.com/howmant.html Doctors can perscribe anitdepressants. Depression is different than being sad, being sad last only a few days maybe a few weeks, depression can last months, or even years. Depression makes you feel helpless and uninterested in your favorite activities.
People who suffer from depression have no control over it. Many researchers think that major depression disorder is caused by abnormal chemistry in the brain. People with depression also benefit from seeing a psychologist or other mental health counselor. Usually the most effective treatment for depression is a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
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