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Unformatted text preview: 4/8/11 Click to edit Master subtitle style Child Depression United States & Australia by: Emily Cheung Used with Permission 4/8/11 What is depression?  Depression is a medical illness that can affects one’s ability to function and interfere with work along with other daily tasks. It is a severe mood state that last for more than two weeks. 4/8/11 What is it like?  Have low self-esteem  Feel hopeless  Be pessimistic  Feel low energy 4/8/11 How is it  Some causes of depression are: • Genetics • Biochemical • Illness • Ageing brain • Gender • Stress • Personality • Loss and grief 4/8/11 Types of depression • Melancholic depression – Uncommon severe case of depression • Non-melancholic depression – Linked to a stressful event/events that occurred in that individuals life 4/8/11 Signs of depression  Low self-esteem  Insomnia  Low energy levels  Loss of ability to control emotions  Varying emotions  Loss of interest  Poor concentration and memory 4/8/11...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course FAMR 230 taught by Professor Brown,l during the Spring '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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