Depression notes (oct 1)

Depression notes (oct 1) - patterns seclusion o Depression...

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Depression The “common cold” of psychological disturbances More than 19 million Americans suffer from this each year 80-90% improve with proper treatment can lead to suicidal thinking: w/out treatment can lead to action Video: Signs and symptoms o In American, for every 3 murders, there are 5 suicides o 9 out of 10 people who suffer from suicidal tendencies first have a psychological disorder—most often depression o Never wanted to go out, feeling of hopelessness, dependency on drugs and alcohol, cutting, insomnia, not partaking in usual activities/change in daily
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Unformatted text preview: patterns, seclusion o Depression is especially dangerous when accompanied by drugs and alcohol o Without treatment, sufferers of bipolar disorder lead to 20% of suicides o Especially dangerous when accompanied by hopelessness and agitation, anxiety o Is a disease, NOT just a phase o 2 out of 3 students who know they have problems never get help o Treatments for depression are successful about 80% of the time • In order to be diagnosed with depression, one must have 5 or more of the symptoms for 2 weeks Exam Review...
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