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Surname 1 Name Course Tutor DEPRESSION ANALYSIS Depression is a state of low mood and activities aversion that may make the victim to display mental, physical, emotional, and socially abnormal moods and feelings. The level of depression may be temporal reactions to certain things unpleasant situations such as bereavement. A number of factors may increase chances of depression such as personality, life changes, and abuse. With these remarks, it is clear that depression leads to negative devastating effects on the psychological, physical, and social well-being of the victims. On the psychological wellbeing of a person, depression affects their ability to remember both long term- term and short-term conversations. For old people, above the age of seventy, loss of psychological function leaves the person emotionally and vulnerable to depression (Cuijpers, 210). This is common especially in people who have been very active in their lives and have engaged in doing a lot of brain work. The depression is as a result of the realization that they are no longer as competent as they used to be and some simple task that they used to perform become difficult for them to even grasp. This exacerbates the issue of social deprivation as they might not be consulted about so many things going on around them (Cuijpers, 212). Moreover, even if they are to be consulted, their response might not yield the expected outcome. This neglecting leaves them lonely and stressed as they try to figure out what exactly is happening to them and the people around them. However, research has found that depressive effects on the psychological well-being of the elderly can be remedied. This is the introduction of the use of reminiscence therapy. This therapy has been beneficial in care and support of the elderly who are depressed and often lose their memory (Chiang et.al, 380). The therapy eases the feeling of depression and gives the victims hope as it boosts their comprehension skills and self-esteem. Results further indicate that reminiscence therapy is adaptive and produces positive effects on depressed moods. In addition to that, reminiscence therapy is ethically approved as it does not violate any human morals. Consequently, depression affects the social status of the victims. This could be in form of the conveyed behavior and communication. As the psychological aspect of the victim is already interfered with, the person is socially unsound most of the time. This is because some things that this person may be talking about either in a gathering
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