Beh 225 Depression

Depression the Disorder and Treatment

BEH 225

Depression is a wide spread disorder that effects most people at one time or another. In this paper I will be going over what depression is and how it affects people. I will also be explaining different treatments for the disorder.
One of the most common mood disorders is depression. Depression can affect people in many different was depending on the severity of the condition. In cases of depression the person may have feelings of worthlessness, lose interest in activities and feel sad all of the time.   The depression can affect how people act as well. Things that they once enjoyed they may not have any interest in doing anymore. Depression can also affect people by making them tired not wanting to get out of bed or do their daily activities. People that have bad cases of depression have been known to lose interest in sex, have trouble sleeping, and quit eating. Depression can affect a person everyday life making it hard for them to function as they normally would and in some cases this goes to the point that the person may even think about or attempt suicide.
There two types of depression the normal depression that everyone goes through and clinical depression. The normal depression is the one everyone goes through. Most of the time this happens after a loved one dies, a relationship falls, or a person’s life has a dramatic turn for the bad. This is sometimes referred to as the blues and a change in the weather can be the blame. The blues or normal depression passes quickly with time and the person returns to the normal tasks in life.
Clinical depression is long lasting and serious and is classified as a mood disorder. DSM-IV-RT distinguishes two types of clinical depression they are major depression disorder that last up to several months and dysthymia. Dysthymia can last for two years or more. Some of these depressions can cause people to become psychotic losing touch with reality. This loss...