Clinical Depression

Weston Adams Health-5 10/14/2016

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Clinical Depression: Definition

Clinical depression is a mood disorder. It is defined as a prolonged feeling of helplessness, hopelessness, and sadness.

Causes of Clinical Depression

Clinical depression can be caused by the occurrence of a stressful event, such as the death of a loved one or by a chemical imbalance in the brain.

Symptoms of Clinical Depression

Some symptoms of clinical depression include irritability or restlessness, withdrawal, a change in weight or appetite, and feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or hopelessness.

Background

Clinical depression is not just a feeling. It is a serious mental illness that has caused 2.6% of people with it to commit suicide. Depression affected about 253 million people in 2013. Many famous people have had it, including Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. Depression increases in frequency once one gets over 65 years.

Treatments/Medications

Some people can be cured of depression, but many are not. Depression can be treated by counseling, therapy, or antidepressant drugs.
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