By; Claudia Caldon
Systems Affected By This
Depression affects the Nervous System. What it does is it slows down the brain process and depresses it, which causes breathing and blood circulation to slow down.
Normal VS Affected
Normal Brain- When the brain is working normally, your in a good mood and your feeling unstoppable and your body is not tired
Affected Brain- When your affected by depression many bad things could happen. You could self harm or even suicide. Your breathing slows down to where you have to take little breathes and you have to take them often.
A doctor will determine whether a patient has major depression, dysthymia or mild, chronic depression, seasonal defective disorder, bipolar disorder. Blood tests or expensive lab tests help make a conclusive diagnosis.
- Your not interested in anything
- You feel like nothing
- You think everything bad that happens is your fault
- loss of feeling for family friends or boyfriends/girlfriends
- Your behavior changes
- You don't care what you look like and you don't care about your responsibilities
You can take anti-depressants and go to counseling. There isn't really a true cure for this disorder but you can get help for it.
The prognosis can be both bad and good. Some people do make it through there " dark times " while others feel there is only one way out... Suicide. a lot of people have done this because they set their minds to it and they don't let reality in or their little world out. they may call a suicide hotline but by the time they answer about half the questions they have already set up what they are planning to do, and its too late.