Anthony Frange March 27th , 2019
Emotional Disorders: Depression
Depression is an illness that can take over a person’s life---it can take their happiness and
their will to live.Clinical depression is a mental health disorder characterized by a persistent
depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impaired in daily life.
Depression is one of the many forms of anxiety disorders. In the U.S. it is very common to be
clinically depressed with over 23 million cases a year diagnosed. It is the most common in adults
older than 18. It can occur in anyone with one in every ten american adults suffering from the
disorder. Depression can be described as mild, moderate or severe; melancholic or psychotic
Depressive disorders come in different forms with also many different types of cures.
Major depression, melancholia, psychotic depression, antenatal and postnatal depression, bipolar
disorder formerly known as manic depression, cyclothymic disorder, dysthymic disorder, and
seasonal affective disorder, are some of the many forms of depression. All these disorders have
many different effects, symptoms and treatments. Major depression disorder is also characterized
as clinical depression. This form of depression causes those affected to have a bad mood and lose
interest and pleasure in activities that would usually excite them. The symptoms are long term
and usually occur for at least two weeks. Depression heavily impacts a person's life within in
work, relationships, and even family. Melancholia depression is a severe form of depression
where the symptoms are very much present. They completely lose pleasure in all activities and
actually start to move slower.Psychotic depression is when you have a certain depression
disorder that causes you to lose touch with reality and cause hallucinations or delusions.
Hallucinations involve hearing or seeing things that aren’t there while delusions are false beliefs
not shared by others. It can also involve paranoia which can lead to going insane. Antenatal and
postnatal depression is when women are at a high risk of developing depression during
pregnancy or after childbir...