About this booklet this booklet, prepared by the national institute of mental health (nimh), provides an overview on depression nimh is part of the national institutes of health (nih), the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Depression is treatable and most people see improvements in their symptoms when treated with medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two. Overview primary care providers encounter patients with depression every day in their practices how can a busy practitioner make the important distinctions among these patients: who will respond, to what treatment and who needs specialty care such as psychotherapy. This article gives an overview of current research programs based around beck's cognitive theory of depression the theory is divided into three main aspects, which concern the event preceding and during depression. Introduction major depressive disorder (mdd) is a common psychiatric illness with high levels of morbidity and mortality it is estimated that 10% to 15% of the general population will experience clinical depression during their lifetime , and 5% of men and 9% of women will experience a depressive disorder in a given year, according to the world health organization [.
Overview & causes do you suffer with depression maybe you've recently been diagnosed or are a caregiver to someone with depression learn more about this common mood disorder, including. Depression is a disorder affecting mood and general outlook a loss of interest in activities or feeling sad and down are symptoms that characterize this condition. Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder it causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.
Cayce health database overview of depression what is depression depression can be thought of as a morbid sadness depression is characterized by dejection, lack of hope, feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt, and diminished ability to think or concentrate. The great depression in october 1929 the stock market crashed, wiping out 40 percent of the paper values of common stock even after the stock market collapse, however, politicians and industry leaders continued to issue optimistic predictions for the nation's economy. Depression is a mental disorder that affects the mind and can have noticeable affects on physical and social wellness according to an article on depression by the centers for disease control and prevention, depression remains one of the main causes of death and illness in the us and is linked to inability to function socially, reduced quality of life and disability. Depression is the most common mood disorder worldwide and adults with epilepsy are more likely to report feelings of depression than other people learn about the most common mood disorder worldwide, including the types and causes of depression.
Depression affects almost 10% of the population, or 19 million americans, in a given year during their lifetime, 10%-25% of women and 5%-12% of men will become clinically depressed women are affected by depression almost twice as often as men. Depression is a serious medical illness that disrupts a person's mood, behavior, thought processes and physical health it should not be mistaken for the passing feelings of unhappiness that everyone experiences, and is not. Depression is also associated with changes in how the pituitary gland and hypothalamus respond to hormone stimulation other medical conditions people who have a history of sleep disturbances, medical illness, chronic pain, anxiety and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) are more likely to develop depression. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the united states among people ages 15-44 major depression is characterized by at least five of the diagnostic symptoms of which at least one of the symptoms is either an overwhelming feeling of sadness or a loss of interest and pleasure in most usual activities. However, the depression might not meet criteria for major depression because of somewhat atypical features of depression in elderly persons for instance, there is a higher prevalence of dysthymic disorder in aging and medically ill populations.
If you fail an important examination, lose a loved one or a job, or get dumped in a relationship, it is normal to feel depressed but if you remain depressed for more than two weeks, long after. Depression is a serious medical illness it's more than just a feeling of being sad or blue for a few days if you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the united states who have depression, the feelings do not go away.
The great depression was the worst economic downturn in world history learn about the dust bowl, new deal, causes of the great depression, a great depression timeline more. Depression, major depressive disorder, is a serious mood disorder that affects every aspect of life people with depression often cannot explain the reason for becoming depressed depression is the primary cause of suicide. Depression is a common mental health problem people with depression fall into an emotional black hole for weeks or months, and often see no way out we have information on diagnosing depression and how medication is used as part of treatment. Depression is one of the most common and treatable of all mental illnesses in any six-month period, 94 million americans (340 million people in the world) suffer from this disease.