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Diagnosis and treatment 1 Diagnosis and Treatment By: Stephany Boles-University of Phoenix-Axia College BEH225-Doctor Byron Loyd March 29, 2010
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Diagnosis and treatment 2 Depression is a common for many people, but what should a person do if they are not sure if what they are experiencing is depression? There are more options available today than ever before to detecting and treating this common but serious disorder. In this paper, a description of depression, including signs and symptoms, diagnostic information, and different treatment options will be disclosed. What is depression? What is depression? Depression has many different characteristics. Some signs and symptoms of depression are as follows: persistent sadness, hopelessness, guilt, irritability, loss of interest in normal activities which were once enjoyed, insomnia, overeating, and in some cases suicide (NIMH, 2009). People who suffer from depression may not experience all of these symptoms, but the ones listed have been the most reported. People feel a change in mood all the time, but depression is different. Depression can alter a person’s whole life. Depression can actually take over a person’s life if the disorder is not recognized and treated. Diagnosing depression
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