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Depression 1 DEPRESSION Dianna Congelosi Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Depression 2 Depression was previously known as melancholia. Personality types were similarly thought to be determined by the dominant humor in a particular person. Melancholia was described as a distinct disease with particular mental and physical symptoms by Hippocrates in his Aphorisms , where he characterized all "fears and despondencies, if they last a long time" as being symptomatic of the ailment. Aretaeus of Cappadocia later noted that sufferers were "dull or stern; dejected or unreasonably torpid, without any manifest cause". The hum oral theory fell out of favor but was revived in Rome by Galen . Melancholia was a far broader concept than today's depression; prominences were given to a clustering of the symptoms of sadness, dejection, and despondency, and often fear, anger, delusions and obsessions were included. Back in the past they used to treat depression with electro shock therapy they thought this would help the patient get over whatever was going on inside their head. It really was not effective there were dangerous side effects, so they turned to medication as another source of treating depression. With the right medication depression can be treated and with some therapy a person can cope with the depression. What are symptoms of depression? Symptoms of depression may include the following:
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course PSYCH 112 taught by Professor None during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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