Depressive disorder

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WILMAR HOYOS ENC1101 DESCRIPTION 500-700 WORDS January 22, 2009 DEPRESSIVE DISORDER DEPRESSIVE DISORDER I will explain what a depressive disorder is, the different types of depression, some ofthe symptoms of depression and mania and the last part will be about some of the medication that physicians used to combat this psychology problems. A depressive disorder is a illness that involvesthe body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personalweakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely “pull themselves together” and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks,months, or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from depression. Depressive disorders come in different forms, just as is the case with other illnesses such a s heartdisease. This Three are the most common types of depressive disorders. However, within these types there are the variations in the number of symptoms, their severity, and perseverance. Sometimes themood switches are dramatic and rapid, but most often they are gradual. When in the depressed cycle, , and individual can have any or all the symptoms of a depressive disorder. When in the manic cycle,the individual may be overactive, over talkative, and have a great deal of energy. Mania often affects thinking, judgment, and social behavior in ways that cause serious problems and embarrassment. Forexample, the individual in a manic phase may feel elated, full of grand schemes that might range from unwise business decisions to romantic sprees. Mania, left untreated, may worsen to psychoticstate. Not everyone who is depressed or manic experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, some many. Severity of symptoms varies with individuals and also over time. Depressives:...
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