Major Depression Research Paper

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Matthew E Kappler Jaimie Chen University Of Akron Many people will start an exercise to become stronger, lose weight, become more in shape, but what many of these people do not realize is that what they are doing for their body is so much greater than what is intended. Those who regularly partake in physical activity are increasing their resilience to stress, cellular activity in the brain, and giving a significant boost to one's self esteem (Jabr, 2017). Millions of Americans suffer from major depression at any given time, and according to Jabr (2017) a small percentage of those suffering from this mental disorder seek help, and only one third receive a solid response from standard treatment of therapy and medication, …show more content…

While a mood disorder is a group of illnesses that affect that describe a change in mood such as Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Symptoms of Major Depression can include, a depressed mood while having feelings of worthlessness and having a significant change in the amount of the person's energy, a significant decrease in excitement or enjoyment for activities, and thoughts and feelings of lack of worth, which often leads to thoughts of death or suicide or a feeling of guilt for no justified reason (Myers and DeWall 2016). Comparatively, in the article provided by Jabr (2016) the patient lost interest in reading and watching movies some events that used to bring joy to her, and when she was going through her worst times she could not bring herself to go to class and while she was taking medicine had frequent thoughts of self-harm and committing …show more content…

Discussed in Myers and DeWall (2016) the strength of psychotherapy can be assessed by, a Client's perception, which some people tend to protest the testimonial of this for a few reasons. Many clients will begin seeking help from a therapist during times of extreme stress and will see their improvement as a result of the therapy, also the patients will believe that the treatment they receive will work so the placebo effect sets in. To the other half, the perception of the clinician or the therapist. Who are receptive to cognitive errors, as many of their clients will only return if they are satisfied with the treatment they are receiving, and if they are not, they will seek help from another therapist. The most objective way of judging the effectiveness of psychotherapy is in outcome research. Outcome research will compare different treatments and even untreated individuals, which data analysis has still proven it difficult to show just how effective psychotherapy is. Outcome Research is prevalent in the story provided by Jabr (2016), the patient begins is her path to curing her psychological disorder with sessions of therapy and a series of medications, this combination temporarily helped to subside her symptoms of severe depression, consequently her when she returned to school for her next semester her dark feelings and

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