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MAJOR DEPRESSION

Major depression can be defined as a recurrent mental disease or disorder which is characterized by current episodes of reduced mood.The paper has discussed more on this.

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Introduction
Signs and symptoms of major depression
Risk factors of major depression
Socioeconomic and cultural factors
Occupation
Alcoholism
Epidemiology of depression
Conclusion
Reference list

Preview of the essay: MAJOR DEPRESSION

Major depression refers to a recurrent mental disease or disorder; whose major characteristic is recurrent episodes of reduced mood which lasts a span of at least 14 days. Commonly this is seen as an all-encompassing low mood and poor self esteem. Additionally, this is accompanied by lack of interest in activities which previously brought pleasure to the individual. The condition is serious and is commonly accompanied by adverse effects on the various aspects of an individual’s life including family, work or school. Additionally, the condition may also lead to physical effects including sleep disorders, changes in eating habits; and may eventually lead to suicide. In fact, in the United States, it is estimated that 3.4% of patients diagnosed with major depression commit suicide ...





... addition to this, depression is often accompanied by unemployment and poverty due to its disabling characteristics.
The fact that the prevalence of depression and its effects in the world is increasing has been attributed to two major factors. One of them is a failure to acknowledge the recurrent nature of the condition; and therefore a failure to seek medical attention for recurrent episodes of depression. The other factor is the failure or the inability of the medical services sector to provide comprehensive and effective treatment for depression patients; commonly resulting in relapses and reoccurrences of depression episodes (Andrews, 2008).
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