Depression Disclaimer: This is a project for a high school AP psychology course. This is a fictionalized account of having a psychological ailment. For questions about this blog project or its content please email the teacher Chris Jocham: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feelings of worthlessness, lack of self worth Presence of guilt and anxiety.
General thoughts of suicide, reduced sex drive, lack of interest in social activities
Withdrawal from society and many social function. Prefers isolation.
I have general feelings of fatalism and complacency to fate and misfortunes.
Antidepressants are often used to cure my case of depression. Drugs such as Zoloft is effective in dealing with depression.
Psychotherapy can be delievered by family or doctors in order to alleviate the symptoms of depression.
If worse comes to worse, ECT is another extreme way to deal with depression by means of electricity running through the brain.
Major depressive episodes can be resolved if they are treated. Within a few months, reductions in symptoms can be noted.
Average lengths of depression episodes last around 23 weeks, while recovery can be speedy as 3 months.
Life is pointless. There exists no will, no destiny, no nothing. My body screams of the pain caused by the irregularity of digestion and sleep associated with depression.
The days are getting darker and longer. I feel no more will to live. Only to dwell within my own darkness.
By with any illness, there always exists a cure. Through medication and therapy, I will overcome and endure.