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Click to edit Master subtitle style Depression By: Sana Hedhli Alisa Kumar Roli Kushwaha Roshni Punjabi
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What is Depressive Order? -A mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity Characterized by changes in: § Thinking § Feeling § Behavior § Physical Well-Being
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Causes? External Sources : § Abuse § Medication § Conflict/Death or loss § Substance abuse Internal Sources: § Genetics § Serious illnesses § Chemical Imbalance
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Chemical Imbalance: Serotonin http://www.feigerresearch.com/iframes/antidepressants_work_ifra
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Symptoms Depressed Mood Decreased Pleasure or Interest Weight Changes Sleep Disturbance Fatigue Feelings of Worthlessness or Guilt “ Brain Fog”
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Depressed Mood § A person may report feeling “Sad” or “Empty” or may cry frequently. Children and adolescents may reveal bad temper
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Decreased Pleasure A person may show noticeably reduce pleasure in all, or almost all, daily activities
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Weight Changes Changes in attempting to gain or lose weight ( gain or lose of 5% or more in a month ) may indicate sign of depression.
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Sleep Disturbance Insomnia or Sleeping too much may be a symptoms of Depression.
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Sleeping with The Lights on Some studies showed, Sleeping with the lights on even when is only dim light may be cause of depression. The lights interferes with the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that induce sleep. Two sets of hamsters results, those that are put into dim light room exhibited a depressive behavior as compared of those who are sleeping in completed darkness.
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Fatigue Deep fatigue or a loss of energy is a symptom of depression.
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Feeling of Worthlessness or Guild A depressed person may feel that they have no value or they may feel inappropriately guilty about things they have no control over. Some of this mix feelings cause depression.
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Brain Fog A depressed person may have a reduce ability to think straight , concentrate or make wise decisions which leads to suicide thoughts, that takes us back to, April 16, 2007.
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Virginia Tech ( Shooting) A Senior Student name Cho an English Major, who had previous record of anxiety disorder with sever depression, Cho was bullied in High School for speech difficulties. In Junior Year of College, Cho’s
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course BIO 206 taught by Professor Fischerman during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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