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Unformatted text preview: as a person comes to term with his or her troubles. It may effect a persons functioning for a short period or time, but it usually only lasts a few hours to a day. Clinical depression severely affects the persons functioning and usually lasts longer than a day, sometimes even up to two or more years. If I was told that my depression had reached clinical proportions it would probably make me feel even more depressed. I would think that I was crazy because, my depression is not normal and I have problems. It would make me feel worse about myself, and this would then make my depression worse. It would be a vicious cycle and who knows if I would be able to get out of it. This is why I think labels on disorders can sometimes be a bad thing. Telling someone that their depression is not normal could make things worse for that person, and that is not the goal of the person trying to help them....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSY 242 taught by Professor Messman-moore&walker during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.
- Fall '08