Depression Depression is the feeling of sadness, grief, hopelessness, helplessness, and guilt The Disorder is extremely intense and prolonged The Illness has serious affects on the mental and physical well being of a person.
Clinical Depression Clinical Depression can affect your body, mood, thoughts, and behavior. The explanation of Clinical Depression is an imbalance in certain chemical messengers called two neurotransmitters called noradrenaline and serotonin
How many Americans suffer from Depression Over 19 Million American adults suffer from depression every year. Out of the 19 Million who will suffer from depression next year, 30% of them will be college freshman If these cases of Depression go untreated it may lead to 1) Eating Disorders 2) Alcohol and drug abuse and/or even suicide
What causes Depression within college students New living arrangements Academic Pressure New Financial Responsibilities Changes in relationships with family and friends The need to monitor one’s schedule and tend to one’s own needs
Signs of Depression Change in appetite Thoughts of death, suicide or suicide attempts. Restlessness and/or irritability Trouble concentrating, remembering, and/or making decisions Fatigue or lack of energy Insomnia, waking up early or oversleeping
Treatments for depression Medication Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Psychotherapy or Group Therapy (Whoosah)