Argumentative Speech On Depression

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"I 've had enough, I can 't take it anymore!" "It 's useless, there is no point in going on!" "I am hopeless, I give up!" "I can 't cope anymore!" "I can 't stand my life anymore!" "My life is not worth living anymore!" "What 's the point in living?" If these feelings and thoughts of emptiness, despair and worthlessness are intense, prolonged and overwhelming that you find it difficult or even impossible to function normally and enjoy life like you once did; and you walk around sad and tired for most of the day and going through it is an ordeal, then you are "depressed". You are suffering from depressive disorder or clinical depression. How can you fight and overcome your depression? Understanding Depression The first step in…show more content…
Depression is an illness! It is the most common of all mental health problems. Researchers estimate that 17 million Americans, or even much more, suffer from depression at some point in their lives. You are not alone! It is not just a passing blue mood, or the normal pain and sadness that follows loss of a loved one, or the "downside" in life 's ordinary ups and downs. The feelings of emptiness, helplessness, worthlessness, hopelessness and despair are intense, unrelenting and pervasive to such an extent that these affects your the day-to-day life, affecting your ability to work, study, eat, and sleep. Common signs and symptoms of depression can include: Diminished or loss of interest in almost all daily activities. Friends, hobbies, sports social activities and sex don 't interest you like they used to. You have become numb to pleasure, joy and…show more content…
Thoughts that life is no longer worth living. You have lost all enthusiasm and zest for life. Types of Depression There are various types of depression. The most common are Major Depression and Dysthymic. Knowing the type of depression you have can help you effectively deal with it. Major Depressive Disorder or Major Depression. This form of depression interferes with the person 's ability to function normally - to work, study, sleep, eat and enjoy pleasurable activities. It is disabling! The symptoms are persistent and can range from moderate to severe and if not treated can last for several months. It may occur only once in a person 's lifetime but more often, it is recurring and each occurrence tends to last longer and is more debilitating than the one before. Dysthymic or Dysthymia (dys, meaning disorder and thymia, meaning mood). This type of depression is less severe. The chronic symptoms of dysthymia are not as strong as the symptoms of major depression but could last longer (two years or more). It does not seriously disable the person but could prevent him from functioning well or from feeling good. The other types of depressive disorders are Bipolar Disorder or Manic Depressive Disorder and Seasonal Affective

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