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The Great Depression


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The Great Depression

  1. 1. The Great Depression By Julia Gillenwater
  2. 2. Essential Question How is depression different in males and females?
  3. 3. Video 
  4. 4. What is Depression?  Depression is a serious medical illness that affects one’s thoughts, feelings, behavior, mood, and physical health.  Depression is a life-long condition in which periods of wellness alternate with recurrences of illness.  Any one can experience depression.  It is possible for an individual to experience more than one episode of depression in ones lifetime
  5. 5. Symptoms  Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions  Fatigue and decreased energy  Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness  Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism  Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
  6. 6. Symptoms Continued  Irritability  restlessness  Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex, overeating or appetite loss  Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment  Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings, and thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
  7. 7. Causes  Abuse. Past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can cause depression later in life.  Certain medications. Some drugs, such as Accutane (used to treat acne), the antiviral drug interferon-alpha, and corticosteroids, can increase your risk of depression.  Conflict. Depression in someone who has the biological vulnerability to develop depression may result from personal conflicts or disputes with family members or friends.  Death or a loss. Sadness or grief from the death or loss of a loved one, though natural, may increase the risk of depression.  Genetics. A family history of depression may increase the risk. It's thought that depression is a complex trait that may be inherited across generations, although the genetics of psychiatric disorders are not as simple or straightforward as in purely genetic diseases such as Huntington's chorea or cystic fibrosis.
  8. 8. Causes Continued  Major events. Even good events such as starting a new job, graduating, or getting married can lead to depression. So can moving, losing a job or income, getting divorced, or retiring.  Other personal problems. Problems such as social isolation due to other mental illnesses or being cast out of a family or social group can lead to depression.  Serious illnesses. Sometimes depression co-exists with a major illness or is a reaction to the illness.  Substance abuse. Nearly 30% of people with substance abuse problems also have major or clinical depression.
  9. 9. Female Symptoms  Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood  Loss of interest or pleasure in activities, including sex  Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying  Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, pessimism  Sleeping too much or too little, early-morning waking • Appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain • Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling "slowed down“ • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment
  10. 10. Female Causes The risk of depression in women include reproductive, genetic, or other biological factors; interpersonal factors; and certain psychological and personality characteristics
  11. 11. FemaleTreatment Medications such as antidepressants, brain stimulation techniques like ECT, and psychotherapy.  Some females that experience depression find family therapy to be helpful when family stress adds to her depression.
  12. 12. Male Symptoms The three most common signs of depression in men are: physical pain, anger, and reckless behavior. Pain-backache, frequent headaches, sleep problems, sexual dysfunction, or digestive disorders Anger-irritability, sensitivity to criticism, or a loss of ones sense of humor, a short temper, or even violence. Some men become abusive, controlling, verbally or physically abusive to wives, children, or other loved ones Reckless behavior-pursuing dangerous sports, or driving recklessly. One might drink too much, abuse drugs, or gamble compulsively
  13. 13. Male Causes Biological, psychological, and social factors can all play a part, as can lifestyle choices, relationships, and coping skills. Stressful life events or anything else that a man experiences that makes him feel useless, helpless, alone, profoundly sad, or overwhelmed by stress can also trigger depression in men
  14. 14. MaleTreatment Most men that suffer from depression respond positively to treatments such as lifestyle changes, social support, therapy, or medication—or a combination of those types of treatments
  15. 15. Men vs. Women
  16. 16. Society Effects onTreatment? Women cry, talk about their feelings Men stay to themselves, don’t share their feelings.
  17. 17. Depression is Individual Men tend to have similar symptoms with other males Women tend to have similar symptoms with other females. Its not always the case
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