Depression among cultures and ethnicities can differ not only on its triggers but also on its treatment preferences; several factors are being analyzed to compare how this mental disorder is affecting Hispanic communities, particularly those of Mexican origin, in the US.
Mood disorders are among the most prevalent forms of mental illness. Severe forms of depression affect 2%–5% of the U.S. population, and up to 20% of the population suffers from milder forms of the illness. Depression is almost twice more common in females than males.( (Nestler et al., 2002).
First, the definition of depression must be made. Depression is an actual psychological illness that involves more than a feeling associated with sadness, grief, loss, and other “seemingly depressing” events or circumstances. Any person that suffers or has been diagnosed with depression would state that it is not of mere imagination or all within inside their heads. Depression involves actual sciences as several researches involving brain chemistry would state.
This Article “Depression, Asthma, and Bronchodilator Response in a Nationwide Study of US Adults” objective is to find if there is a connection between depressive symptoms and BDR or asthma in US adults. The United States alone has 16 million adults that suffer once a year from one major depressive disorder. Also, asthma affects nearly 28 million adults in the US and is also a major public health issue around the world. Even though asthma and depression have been linked with each other, it is still not clear if anxiety symptoms explain this association. But, to get some more statistics they did The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to get the nutritional and health status of adults and children in the United States. They interviewed and did physical exams on study participants who had different experiences with asthma. There were no major differences in household income, sex, smoking status, health insurance coverage, race/ethnicity, and depression
The idea that depression is caused by a lack of brain serotonin may not only back evidence to back it up, but it could also reduce stigma associated with mental illness. Studies such as that conducted by R. E. Kendell (2014) have time and again shown that there is a strong correlation between how mental illness is perceived in a social environment and individual’s willingness to seek help. By explaining the reasons for depression with biological concepts such as a lack of serotonin, people may be more inclined to respect mental illnesses such as depression on the same level as a physical illness. In fact, this distinction between “physical” and “mental” illness is likely to damage patients in the long run by lowering their self-esteem significantly
As stated before depression is on a complex spectrum of mood disorders. There is no single definition so describe depression. There is no one form of it either, the fluidity of this mood disorder covers a wide area of disorders. Just like depression is a multidimensional disorder it also multidimensional when it comes to causation. However it is understood to be caused by a combination of genetic, biologic, environmental and psychological factors (Health, 2011).
Depression is a state that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, and feelings. People that are depressed feel sad, empty, hopeless, worthless, guilty, or irritable. They might lose interest in activities that they once enjoyed. They might experience loss of appetite or overeating. They also may have problems concentrating, and may attempt or even commit suicide. Women have depression twice as often as men. Social aspects may lead to high rates of depression in women, including stress from work, family responsibilities, and the roles and expectations of women.
Before explaining the idea of a mindset and discuss some of the interesting results of mindset theory, I present a brief overview of the main possible causes of the high expectations of therapeutic benefit in early-stage cancer studies. The review should make it easier to estimate how Considering the theory can offer an insight into the issues that were discussed. They, or at least seem to have a distorted view of their own sensitivity to risk and benefits. This error can be called "therapeutic failure." In all likelihood, this bug causes. So far, three general causes of therapeutic failure received considerable attention in the literature. This is the therapeutic misconception, unrealistically optimistic and therapeutic
Sadness is a common emotion evoked by life’s setbacks, failures, and struggles. The word “depression” is frequently used to express these kinds of feelings, but depression is so much more than a simple case of the blues. Depression is an overwhelming sadness that occurs even though aspects in
Understanding Depression and Effective Treatment Most people occasionally feel sad but it is likely to pass rather quickly. On the other hand, someone suffering from depression encounters serious misery that goes on for a more drawn out time - at least two weeks or more. Depression is associated with a low
People are selfish, cruel, and have become blind on how other people are thinking or even feeling deep inside their very own heads. The chemical imbalance that occurs within the brain isn’t relatively caused by a traumatic experience such as the death of a person, or heartbreak, or even loneliness
The Diseased/Medical/Biological model has the belief that mental abnormalities are caused by biochemical, physiological or genetic causes, and therefore, treatment is through medical procedures such as drug therapy, ECT or brain surgery. Genetics studiessuggest that mental health problems are inherited from parents and there is evidence to support this. Neuroimaging states that structural changes in the brain can cause mental illness. In various mental illnesses, volumetric changes, reduction in cortical volume and ventricular atrophy can be seen in the brain and this may well contribute to the cause of the problem. Neurobiology believes that the human is an organism with natural functions designed by nature and mental illness is a
Mental illness is defined as health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behavior (or a combination of these) (American Psychiatric Association). There are different types of depression and they effect people differently also. With major depression working, sleeping, eating and spending time with friends and family becomes difficult to do because there is the constant feeling of hopelessness. Seeing that I have family and friends who suffer from depression, I wanted to learn more and see why people who are depressed think the way they do, what goes on inside their head to make them feel hopeless and if medication is the only way to help deal with depression even though for some people medicine doesn’t fully help them. What is the science behind depression and what makes a person’s brain chemistry without depression different from someone who suffer with depression? Overall, I just want to know more about depression and how I can as part of a society bring light to mental illness like depression so it’s not a topic that goes ignored. In the short story “The Yellow wallpaper” how does Gilman express what depression feels like for someone who suffers from it and with the backlash that it had back in 1892, what do people think now about mental illness? While researching about depression and keeping in mind how can I be helpful to my friends and family, what research/sources is there to help me learn more about
"A mental disorder is a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual's cognition, emotion regulation, or behaviour that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental processes underlying