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Transcript of Depression
Areas of the brain
Abilify (ariprazole) – used in combination with antidepressants
Aventyl HCI (nortriptyline)
Medications for depression:
Types of depression:
Depression, how may it affect us and what can we do?
By: Leslie Tamayo
What causes depression?
-Electric Shock Treatment
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
changes in the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, called neurotransmitters.
-Trauma and grief
-Changes and stressful events
-Medications and substances
Many central nervous system illnesses and injuries can also lead to depression, it might be associated with any of the following conditions:
-central nervous system tumors
-various cancers (pancreas, prostate, breast)
What is depression?
It is a medical illness that causes a constant feeling of sadness and lack of interest
There are different types of depression and they are chronic depression, psychotic depression, and postpartum depression
Types of depression
Chronic depression (Dysthymia)- People with this illness are mildly depressed for years. They function fairly well on a daily basis but their relationships suffer over time.
Psychotic depression- occurs when a severe depressive illness includes some form of psychosis. The psychosis could be hallucinations, delusions, or some other break with reality.
Postpartum Depression - moderate to severe depression that occurs in a woman after she's given birth. it may occur right after delivery or up to a year later.
This can help many depressed people understand themselves and cope with their problems for example with their behavioral pattern
A Way to Cope with Depression
Get a helpful treatment.
Don't take on responsibility to events that are outside your control.
Take some Antidepressants (prescribed by a doctor)
BIPOLAR DISORDER WITH DEPRESSION
It is also called the maniac depressive illness characterized by cycling mood changes from extreme highs to extreme low which for example is how depression comes into play.
The symptoms vary from person to person.
2 key signs are loss of interest in things you like to do, accompanied with sadness and irritability.
Changes in one's behavior for example suicidal thoughts, poor memories and inability to concentrate.
Feeling empty, inability to enjoy.
Feeling of hopelessness
Inexplicable crying moments.
Weight loss or gain
Loss of energy
Loss of appetite
Who can get depressed?
How many Amercians suffer from depression?
Over 19 Million American adults suffer from depression every year.
Out of the 19 Million who will suffer from depression next year, 30% of them will be college freshmen.
If these cases of depression go untreated it may lead to
1.) Eating disorders
2.) Alcohol and drug abuse and/or even suicide
There is a higher rate of depression among women than men.