There are several types of depression, but we will only discuss the major depressions. We will try to understand this disease, by analyzing its symptoms, causes and possible treatments.
The clinical depression is more than a feeling of bad day's blues. It is an intense state ofoccupational functioning. It affects about 16% of the American adult population, on at least one occasion in their lives, and apparently, women are more touched than the men by this disease. However, suicide is the most serious consequence of depression.
Clinical depression is a mental illness, but it often shows many physical symptoms as well as mental. A depressive disorder is an illness which implies the body, mood and thoughts.
[...] Drugs prescribed for medical and psychiatric condition can also cause depression. Those may for example include psychotropics, oral anti diabetics, antiparkinsonian drugs. But depression can also be induced by painful experiments in life or even by the lack of light in wintertime. Appropriate treatment can help most people who suffer from depression; such treatment varies and is different for each person. Various types and combinations of treatments may have to be tested. There are two modes of treatment, typically used in conjunctions - medication [...]
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