Capturing a Black Hole It’s unreasonable to define something so arbitrary as depression in just a few sentences. For me, depression is a vacuum, something that pulls up everything: it takes away the good, bad, joy, sorrow, anger, etc. It affects the way you function and takes control of you. Professionals may define it by a set of symptoms and feelings. But for patients suffering with depression, it is more than just the symptoms; it can become an absence of self worth and an overwhelming feeling of loneliness despite the surprising amount of people who have it as well.
Depression is strong feelings of sadness and dejection. When a person is going through depression in grief, the person will always seem down. That person will never see good things that are going on. People are normally too focused on the bad thing that just happened to feel anything else. When someone loses a loved one, that person will go through depression.
GAD is psychological impairment that worries patients excessively and interfere with their social functioning. People with anxiety worry about future events, that leads them into feeling physical symptoms as shakiness (Porter, 2015). There are six different type of anxiety, which are the following: generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and panic disorder (Porter, 2015). Some characteristics of this disorder are: excessive worrying, trouble sleeping, hot flashes, nausea, and tension. This leads to some of the challenges they face like, for physical domains people with anxiety can suffer from muscle weakness.
“Youth struggling with depression are more likely to engage in risky behaviors … acting violently, sex, hurting themselves and ultimately, suicide”(Everett). Everyone goes through depression at some point, Everett writes about Josh Devou, who thought depression was when one was sad all the time, but he figured out that being depressed was feeling alone, isolated , and even scared. “One in four teens will experience symptoms of depression, says Dr. Sibel
People’s bodies can be greatly affected by a concussion. Concussions can affect people’s lives in many ways; one of them is mentally. Some examples are depression, anxiety, and mood swings. Depression involves, “…feeling sad or worthless, changes in sleep or appetite, difficulty concentrating, withdrawing from others, loss of interest or pleasure in life, lethargy (feeling tired and sluggish), or thoughts of death or suicide.” (Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center). Also used by the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center; anxiety causes to feel nervousness or also to worry a lot.
Usually the mentally ill are portrayed as hostile individuals, which is sad since the majority of the cases of those with mental illness are not hostile. In most cases, the individuals with mental illness have normal experiencing minor symptoms. For example, some may have a certain degree of anxiety towards a certain subject matter, but most texts usually portray individuals with anxiety with the highest degree of the extremes of the condition. For example, in Edgar Allan Poe’s story, The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is represented to the audience as a crazy psychopath. One who is hostile, and is represented as one with a high degree of anxiety.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a mental disorder that leaves very real effects on a person’s life. GAD is characterized by an overwhelming sense of worry, even when there is little or no reason to worry. The side effects of Generalized Anxiety Disorder are in many cases, mental issues that impact other parts of a person’s life. For example, some common effects often come along with GAD that can negatively affect someone’s life are depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders. People who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder face many challenges every day that make their lives more difficult than the average
Mental Illness can be defined as a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or mood (National Alliance on Mental Illness 1). Mental illness can be directly related to addiction, criminal activity and violence, which is hindering society from being successful and causing us to be stereotyped. So many people are not receiving proper care and treatment. Mental illness is often frowned upon and associated with being “crazy” or the healthcare just simply isn’t available or is denied. Without treatment, people will continue to be stereotyped when many of us just need proper support.
Did you know that according to the world health organization, the United states is one of the most depressed countries in the world. Depression can cause severe symptoms that can affect how you feel, think, and handle your daily activities. Depression is always accompanied by sense of suffering as well as the belief that escape from it, is hopeless.