What is depression?
a feeling of worthlessness, hoplessness and despair.
What are the types of depression?
clinical and chronic
What are the two categories of clinical depression?
major and manic depression
Causes of depression
series of bad events or tragedies
chemical imbalance in the brain
genetics ~ it can run in the family
What are the emotional signs/symptoms of depression
sad, anxious, worried
What are the physical signs/symptoms of depression?
no energy, eating a lot, sleep issues
What are the behavior signs/symptoms of depression?
loss of interest, drug use, relationship issues
How long and how many symptoms for it to be considered depression?
5 or more symptoms an 2 weeks or longer
What are the treatments for depression?
medication - antidepressants