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Do this now: Take out your paragraphs describing your P. Muscle relaxation experiences Copy Homework: Answer questions 1-15 in the handout on depression. Quiz on depression and stress next class.
What is Depression? Depression is an illness that affects your thoughts, feelings, behavior and overall physical health. You feel sad or down for long periods of time (Lasting 2 or more weeks) It also affects social activity, appearance and the ability to handle every day decisions.
Why learn about it??? 18 -20 million Americans have depression at some time Among teens ~20% will suffer from depression at some point before adulthood. 30% of teens with depression develop a substance abuse problem. Untreated depression is the number 1 cause of suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens. (
Who Gets Depressed? Depression can affect anyone. Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide.
Is it serious? Yes, depression is linked to poor school performance and attendance, drug and alcohol abuse, runaways, and a feeling of hopelessness. Suicide is one of the top three killers of youths today.
What does it feel like? The Nail Challenge Some of your classmates will try to get all 10 nails to balance on one nail. This can be done, it is not impossible. While watching, record all words of negative talk on scrap paper.
What it is like to be depressed “A depressed person can feel hopeless, helpless and worst of all alone.” Many times people with depression become irritable and upset at small things
Symptoms of depression Hopelessness Increased irritability, anger, or hostility Low self esteem Withdrawal Loss of appetite or constant hunger Alcohol or drug abuse Weight loss Insomnia Self injury Discussion or thoughts of suicide Feelings of guilt Inability to concentrate Difficulty with relationships Headaches Low energy cutting Click on bottle
Causes of Depression There is not one single cause of depression, it is usually a combination of things. Stress is however the leading cause of depression. Other things such as genetics, traumatic events ( sex abuse, parent aggression), low self esteem, stress, drug abuse and physical illness can contribute to depression.
Depression is a disorder that affects many people. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression get help from a professional. What is teens and depression what is depression I have a blackdog causes of depression treating depression There are six you tubes here. Click on the pictures to open the videos.
Depression Treatments Drugs: antidepressant prescriptions are the most common treatment (Paxil, Zoloft, and Prozac). There are however many different kinds of antidepressants. Therapy: Different types of therapy include: psychotherapy, cognitive, interpersonal, family and behavioral therapy.
What do you remember? Do it now: Take out your 15 questions on the depression article What are we doing today? Discuss depression prevention Review for quiz Take quiztoday?
Depression Prevention Try to find ways to avoid stressful situations Don’t be too hard on yourself. Nobody is perfect Try not to procrastinate Don’t worry about all the little things Communication is the key. Talk to people about your problems Have a healthy with diet and exercise Get out and have fun every once in a while When you get stressed out, try things like yoga or deep breathing or PM relaxation
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