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    • Major Depression and Me By: Druva Kota (Ron Burgundy)
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    • Definition
      • Major depression is characterized by the persistence of five or more symptoms of depression for two weeks
    • Symptoms
      • Agitation, restlessness, and irritability
      • Dramatic change in appetite, often with weight gain or loss
      • Extreme difficulty concentrating
      • Fatigue and lack of energy
      • Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
      • Feelings of worthlessness, self-hate, and inappropriate guilt
      • Inactivity and withdrawal from usual activities, a loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed
      • Thoughts of death or suicide
      • Trouble sleeping or excessive sleeping
      • Excessive frowning
    • My Symptoms
      • I have been dealing with depression for a long time, and I has many of these symptoms including:
        • Fatigue and lack of energy
        • Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
        • Feelings of worthlessness, self-hate, and inappropriate guilt
        • Thoughts of death or suicide
        • Extreme difficulty concentrating (making this PowerPoint was extremely hard)
        • Fatigue and lack of energy
    • This is basically how you feel:
      • There are 5.259 MILLION new cases of major depression a year
      • That’s:
        • 100861 per week
        • 14409 per day
        • 600 per hour
        • and 10 per second
      • THAT’S A LOT
    • Causes
      • Though the exact cause of depression is unknown, many researchers believe it is caused by and imbalance in serotonin levels and other neurotransmitters in the brain
      • These imbalances are thought to be biological
    • Treatment
      • There are several treatments for depression
      • They usually involve:
        • Medications
        • Counseling
        • (Usually in combination)
    • Treatment =
    • My Treatment
      • I’ve tried basically everything. Lexapro, Xanax, Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, and Zyban. I also attend weekly therapy sessions to try to cope with the pain and emptiness. So far none of it has really worked, but I do feel better occasionally
    •  
    • Prognosis
      • The outcomes are usually good with treatment, but the problem can sometimes be recurring. Patients must stick to the treatment to prevent the problem from returning
    • My Prognosis
      • My doctor, Brick, says he has high hopes for me. He thinks he will be able to cure me after a few months of treatment. His therapy sessions do help, but I’m not sure how effective he will be. His drugs don’t seem to have any long lasting effects. Maybe I just have to give it time.
    •  
    • Problems Depression Can Cause
      • Suicide
      • Increased risk of alcohol and drug use
      • Increased risk of tobacco addiction
      • Increased risk of problems with physical health and premature death due to medical illness
    • Prevention
      • There are some steps you can take to prevent future depression, such as:
        • Avoiding alcohol, drugs, and caffeine
        • Exercising regularly
        • Learning how to relax and manage stress
        • Maintaining good sleep habits
      “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” -Franklin
    • Depression is a serious issue, if you think you may be suffering from these symptoms, contact your doctor for advise immediately
    • Remember, always have
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