Abigail Peth (Abby)

depression- means a deep sadness that can be from many things.people,fatness, aloness,break up and plain sadness.


1.The main risk factors of depression include past abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), certain medications (drugs that treat high blood pressure), conflict with family members or friends, death or loss, chronic or major illness, and a family history of depression.

2.Nearly 30% of people with substance abuse problems also suffer from depression

3.More than 20 million people in the United States suffer from depression in a given year.

                                           what causes it

Dysthymia may be diagnosed if sadness or irritability is not as severe but continues for a year or longer. Kids with dysthymia often feel "down in the dumps." They can have low self-esteem, feel hopeless, and even have problems sleeping and eating.

Unlike major depression, Dysthymia does not severely interfere with day-to-day functioning but the "down mood" is a pervasive part of the child's world. However, at least 10% of those with Dysthymic disorder go on to develop major depression.


Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.Loss of interest in daily activities. Appetite or weight changes.

Docters help people with really bad cases

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