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Symptoms of Depression:

  • Problems concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • low energy
  • feelings of worthlessness
  • pessimism
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Loss of interest
  • 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
  • Thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts

Causes of Depression:


Some Medications


Death or loss of loved one


Major events

Other personal problems

Serious illnesses

Substance abuse

Types of depression:

Major Depression

Chronic Depression

Atypical Depression

Bipolar Depression

Manic Depression

Medication used to reduce symptoms:

The medication is called antidepressants and there are several. Some are used to reduce symptoms others are used to stabilize their moods.

The first psychiatrist to discover depression and administer a definite process of treatment to it was Dr. John Cade. He implied lithium in the treatment of depression.

The side effects on a person is: Is that it effects the way people eat, sleep, their social lives. It makes a personal become destroyed mentally.

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