Depression

Mental and Physical disorder

How It affects your body

Depression affects your body's nervous system by sending negative thoughts and messages to the brain. Instead of sending positive thoughts to your brain.

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System

Depression affects the nervous system particularly the brain. By sending bad thoughts to the brain and feeling like your worthless and depressed.

Depression Symptoms

* Loss of interest in daily activities


* Gaining weight or losing weight


* Change in sleep patterns


* Change in appetite


* Loss of energy


* Slef-loathing


* Constant feeling of sadness

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People who this disorder affects

* Both male and female are affected by this disorder


* 25-45 is the age that is most common in adults with depression


* 13-18 is the age that is most common in teens with depression


* More than 350 million people of all ages have depression

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How depression is diagnosed


Doctors make a diagnosis after speaking with a patient

  • Change in mood


  • Change in diet


  • Change in sleep patterns


  • Thoughts of death or suicide


  • Family members that have or have had depression

The arise of depression

Anyone can get depression. It can be genetic if a family member has it or has had it. Depression is more common in women than it is in men. And depression is more common in teens and young adults.
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Treatment

  • Treatment may involve of medication or psychotherapy

  • Severe depression can require hospital care if of risk of hurting yourself or others

Prognosis

Up to 15% of those who are clinically depressed die by suicide other people who have depression live

Connections

I don’t know of someone with this condition but Jim Carey openly discussed his history of depression. And I selected this condition because I knew that it was a common condition and I knew a lot of the symptoms already and I wanted to know more about it like how it started.