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.
Throughout the nation and our world people are suffering from this disease. Depression effects people of both genders, all ages, and any background. The history of mental illness, specifically depression were extremely helpful in today’s treatment and diagnosis. We know that all individuals are different and because of this, we can assume that each case of mental illness, more specifically depression, is unique in its own way as well. One treatment that is very effective for one person may not be equally as effective in a similar case simply because of the differences in patients. History, types of depression, symptoms, and treatments are all equally important in finding ways to help one who is suffering from depression.
The video “Ride the Tiger: A guide through the Bipolar Brain” introduced and explored new insights in brain science that are being used to create new and more effective treatments for Bipolar and depression. It is important to understand about how the biological components of these disorders affect our patents and how effective medication can be. I can use this information to guide clinical decisions when working with clients who suffer from Bipolar or Depression. Initially, this video gave me a greater understanding about how much biology affects these disorders and the importance of incorporating referrals to a psychiatrist is in our work. Using medication to address these disorders can be a life and death issue because of the prevalence of suicide risk associated with them. Should a clinician not refer a client for medical intervention, they would be negligent in their care in addressing the whole person. Additionally, addressing issues from the biological perspective can help reduce feelings of guilt for clients that are associated with their disorder. Often clients are told to “buck up” by friends and family. This often results in guilty feelings for them because that they can’t seem to escape their symptoms no matter how hard they try. Educating clients about the impact of the
The results from numerous family studies suggest that borderline personality disorder is more prevalent in families with the disorder and somehow linked with mood disorders. Research on the possible cause for borderline personality disorder is still at the very early stages of discovery.
What if the internet came with a warning label which read: ‘Caution: frequent use may cause cognitive decline, depression and addiction’, would you still use it? Consider that the internet has replaced caffeine as our most commonly used mood altering substance, and it’s an addictive one too. The idea that our brain can be reshaped by the internet was first thoroughly explored by Pulitzer prize finalist author, Nicholas Carr in his thought provoking book, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. Drawing on his theories, this essay expands on Carr’s hypothesis to explain that not only is the the internet effecting our cognition, but that it is also encouraging the development
Recent studies have demonstrated the increase of depression around the world. It is a condition that can affect anyone, at any age, at any time as there are many causes and triggers. This disorder causes the loss of emotion, interest, lack of positive thoughts and low energy which can lead to other disorders as well as self-harm and suicide. Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary interventions that is recommended as a treatment for depression. It uses the hypnosis method to alter the state of consciousness.
However there is growing evidence that environment and lifestyle issues have an effect on the disorders severity. Stressfull life eventgs are major triggers to intense episodes. Indivduals living with parents who have alcholo or substance abuse, mood swings or other traumatic events occurring in their every day life. These environmental stressors play a critgical role in triggering bipolar e[pisodes in thos who are genetically predisposed. Also sleep-wake cycle can have a major impact such as worrying about losing sleep can increase anxiety, thus worsening the ipolar mood siaorder
The thirty-five members comprising two groups of Veterans from the Iraq/Afghanistan wars who suffer from medium to severe PTSD between the ages of 18 and 45, are to be recruited randomly from those able to speak English as a first language, understand the purpose for the study, be able to understand informed consent, and have access to aftercare facilities. Both men and women would be included. The exclusions would be comprised of those who have current psychosis, mania, or dementia, as measured by the caregivers/therapists who already have knowledge of the subjects. The experimental and control groups, approximately 17 members each, would be made up of equal parts participants with medium and severe PTSD symptoms.
Julie Schumacher’s Black Box delves deeper into the mysterious world of depression and the effect illness has on, not only on the patient, but also on the people that care for them. Even though many assume this book is about a plane crash, Black Box’s actual plot is just as serious and terrifying. Even though some may dispute the validity of depression as a medical disorder, an experiment performed on depressed teens concluded that “The regions in [the] bilateral ventral prefrontal cortex that show decreased functional connectivity from the bilateral hippocampus in adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD)” (Geng et al. 6). With such a sensitive topic it is surprising, yet refreshing that this young adult novel probes depression at
Mood disorders can be the roller coaster rides of our minds and life. Between severe depression and severe mania lies life and that balance we so desperately strive for. When that equilibrium is lost and our depressive moments start to elongate and impact our daily lives to the point that we are not able to function; we can have one of the several varieties of mood disorder.
MDD is a mood disorder in which one would persistently feel sad and unable to find pleasure in formerly enjoyed activities (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). It affects patients’ physical condition, day-to-day functioning, and quality of life (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). According to American Psychiatric Association (as cited in Scrandis & Watt, 2013), diagnosis of MDD is made when patients present with depressed mood or absence of interest in daily activities for a minimum of two weeks and at least five other symptoms as explained in Appendix C, as well as alterations in prior functioning. MDD is considered a chronic illness and therefore require certain amount of time for treatment (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).
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
Client X is a twenty-one year old student, middle-high class white women who seemed discouraged and frustrated when she first arrived. She attends university and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Client X has a boyfriend, some close friends and lots of family, however, she still reports experiencing lots of loneliness. She believes she feels overwhelmed and frustrated with constantly being with a few people and reports high anxiety and depressive symptoms when there is no one to hang out with or talk to. She disclosed that she cries multiple times a day, and sometimes can not attend her classes or complete daily tasks because of crying. She reports anxiety about the future and wonders if she will become less lonely or learn to cope and accept the loneliness she experiences. Therefore, client X would like to address her issue with loneliness and gain techniques and advice about coping and accepting her loneliness.