Depression Martell Beall

Depression is the inability to construct a future. - Rollo May

What is Depression?

Illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts that affect the way a person eats, sleeps, feels about themselves and thinks about things.

Symptoms

Symptoms to brain include:

  • persistent feelings of sadness and hopefulness
  • lack of interest in doing most activities, including those enjoyed.
  • decrease or increase in appetite.
  • restlessness.

Parts of brain that lead to depression if affected:

  • Hippocampus
  • Amygdala
  • Prefrontal Cortext

These problems are caused by a chemical imbalance, move or death of loved one, medical illness, abuse, or genetics.

Treatments

  • Anti-depressants
  • Psychotherapy
  • Behavior Cognitive Therapy
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Specialists (Clinical Pyschologist or Psyhchiatrist)

Personal Accounts or Info Related

Me personally, I don't have any experience of depression, but I've done my research and found someone who has encountered it. I've read this person's point of view on it. He/She explained that you really can't understand if you've never suffered from it. It's frightening. And the person compared depression to a black dog. And stated, "at times the dog will attack, overwhelm, have you pinned down on the ground ripping at your heart and throat, and you tame the dog with your treatment, but the dog never dies and that's the fear every single day of it attacking again.

Here are even some famous names that have encountered Depression.
  • Wayne Brady - After the death of Robin Williams, he opened up about his depression battles.
  • Brad Pitt - He felt depressed in his early life in acting.
  • Miley Cyrus - In past April, she explained her ongoing battle with depression.
  • Kanye West - Explained his depression after his mother had passed.
  • Lady Gaga - Explained her difficulties in depression.

Sources

healthline.com

WebMD.com

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