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Depression       1 Depression Sabrina Armstrong PSY 270 Julie Bruno September 11 th , 2011
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Depression 2 Depression Studies have shown that there are very distinctive differences between unipolar and bipolar depression ("Unipolar vs. bipolar depression", para. 1). Mood disorders affect almost forty-four million Americans every year. Depression is a mood disorder characterized by ongoing feelings of sadness and hopelessness. Bipolar disorder and unipolar depression are two major mood disorders that will be discussed in this paper. Depression plays a key role in both disorders, but there are also some important factors that make these two disorders different in many ways as well. More women are affected by unipolar depression than by bipolar disorder ("Bipolar disorder versus unipolar Depression", para 2). Around 17 percent of all adults in the world may experience an episode of severe unipolar depression at some point in their lives. The onset of unipolar depression is often caused by traumatic or stressful events. Unipolar Depression can affect people on five different levels: emotional, motivational, behavioral, cognitive, and physical. Emotional symptoms of unipolar depression can produce feelings of sadness, anger, or even humiliation. Motivation symptoms can cause people to lose interest in things that they usually enjoy and often it can result in
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