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This is a project for a high school AP Psychology course. This is a fictionalized account of having a psychological ailment. For quesitons about this blog project or its content please email the teacher Chris Jocham:



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  • Major Depression
    By. Lifewithmdd
  • What is Major Depression Disorder?
    Mental Disorder where one feels loss of interest in things and in a low mood.
  • What are the Symptoms?
    Depressed mood most of the day and nearly every day
    No interest or pleasure in things that were pleasurable before
    Significant weight loss
  • More Symptoms..
    Fatigue or loss of energy
    Feelings of worthlesness, hopelessness
    Decreased ability to concentrate
    Having thoughts of death…
  • Who does it affect?
    Twice as many women as men
    Those of 25-44 years of age
    10-25 percent of women
    5-12 percent of men
  • Causes of Major Depression
    Biological differences: People with depression tend to have physical changes in their brains
    Neurotransmitters: Naturally occurring brain chemicals linked to mood may play a role
    Hormones: Changes in the body’s balance of hormones may trigger
  • Causes of Major Depression Cont.
    Inherited Traits: One is more likely to have this disorder if a biological family member had it
    Life events: Events such as death of loss of a loved one, financial problems, or high stress
    Early childhood trauma: Traumatic events during childhood
  • Treatments
    Combination of Both
    Antidepressant drug therapy
  • Risk of Effective Treatment
    Antidepressant medications can be very effective, but for some people it may not be right. In young adults, use of such drugs can cause suicidal behavior
  • What’s important in Treatment
    Avoid alcohol and drugs
    Eat well balanced meals
    Get regular exercise
    Seek supportive relationships
  • Complications of Major Depression
    Increased risk of alcohol and drug related problems
    Increased risk of tobacco dependence
    Increased problems with physical health
  • Prevention of Major Depression
    Avoid drugs, alcohol, caffeine
    Exercise regularly
    Learn how o relax and manage stress
    Maintain good sleeping habits
    Get involved with activities
  • I have difficulty sleeping every night. I close my eyes to try to get some rest, but all I can think about are my concerns and it doesn’t let me sleep…
  • I can’t eat anything.. My stomach is empty and I’m hungry but I lose my appetite and I don’t find food appetizing at all. Everything that I used to like eating, I can’t eat anymore. I keep losing weight.
  • I feel worthless. I feel like no one loves or cares for me and it makes no difference whether I’m living in this world or not. Afterall, I’m just a being on earth..
  • I feel hopeless. I don’t think that 9 could feel any better any time and I feel trapped. I feel like I’mliving in a black hope and there’s no way out. I don’t think I can ever find happiness again.
  • The more lonely and depressed I feel, I should go out and have some fun, but I don’t want to leave the house or go out with friends. I feel like I have no energy or urge to do so.
  • I don’t find anything interestinganymore. Hobbies and things that Ienjoyed doing once doesn’t interest meanymore. It’s strange because I used to love doing certain things.. But now nothing catches myattention..
  • I can’t concentrate in anything I do. I try to focus in school to listen and learn, but nothing gets into my head.. I tend to zone out and my mind goes blank.
  • I think about committing suicide sometimes. Should I overdose on pills or should I use a weapon? Suicidal thoughts cross my mind often and I feel that it wouldn’t be a big deal even if I was gone.