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Major depression powerpoint

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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: jocham@fultonschools.org

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Major depression powerpoint

  1. 1. Major Depression<br />By. Lifewithmdd<br />
  2. 2. What is Major Depression Disorder?<br />Mental Disorder where one feels loss of interest in things and in a low mood. <br />
  3. 3. What are the Symptoms?<br />Depressed mood most of the day and nearly every day<br />No interest or pleasure in things that were pleasurable before <br />Significant weight loss<br />Insomnia <br />
  4. 4. More Symptoms.. <br />Fatigue or loss of energy <br />Feelings of worthlesness, hopelessness<br />Decreased ability to concentrate <br />Having thoughts of death… <br />
  5. 5. Who does it affect? <br />Twice as many women as men<br />Those of 25-44 years of age <br />10-25 percent of women<br />5-12 percent of men <br />
  6. 6. Causes of Major Depression<br />Biological differences: People with depression tend to have physical changes in their brains<br />Neurotransmitters: Naturally occurring brain chemicals linked to mood may play a role <br />Hormones: Changes in the body’s balance of hormones may trigger<br />
  7. 7. Causes of Major Depression Cont. <br />Inherited Traits: One is more likely to have this disorder if a biological family member had it <br />Life events: Events such as death of loss of a loved one, financial problems, or high stress<br />Early childhood trauma: Traumatic events during childhood <br />
  8. 8. Treatments<br />Medication <br />Counseling<br />Combination of Both <br />Antidepressant drug therapy<br />Psychotherapy <br />
  9. 9. Risk of Effective Treatment<br />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 <br />
  10. 10. What’s important in Treatment <br />Avoid alcohol and drugs <br />Eat well balanced meals <br />Get regular exercise <br />Seek supportive relationships <br />
  11. 11. Complications of Major Depression<br />Suicide<br />Increased risk of alcohol and drug related problems <br />Increased risk of tobacco dependence <br />Increased problems with physical health<br />
  12. 12. Prevention of Major Depression<br />Avoid drugs, alcohol, caffeine <br />Exercise regularly<br />Learn how o relax and manage stress<br />Maintain good sleeping habits <br />Get involved with activities <br />
  13. 13. 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… <br />
  14. 14. 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.<br />
  15. 15. 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.. <br />
  16. 16. 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. <br />
  17. 17. 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. <br />
  18. 18. 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.. <br />
  19. 19. 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. <br />
  20. 20. 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. <br />

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