Mental Illness: Depression

In Glogpedia

by BGS20571
Last updated 8 years ago

Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health
Grade:
8

Toggle fullscreen Print glog
Mental Illness: Depression

MENTAL ILLNESS

A person may be depressed if, for more than two weeks, he or she has felt sad, down or miserable most of the time and has lost interest or pleasure in usual activities. There are four main symptoms of depression that you may be able to recognise in someone: behaviour, feelings, physical and thoughts. Some behaviour differences that you may experience are not going with friends anymore, not completing work at school, unable to concentrate and doing unusual things such as relying on alcohol. They may start feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, unhappy, miserable, sad and lacking confidence. The person may start thinking negative thoughts such as, “I’m a failure,” “nothing good ever happens to me,” “life’s not worth living,” and “people would be better off without me."

Doctor suggestions for treating someone with depression include: • Treating at a general practice, either by a GP or special mental health services.• Always make sure you treat the patient correctly, identifying what type of depression they have and including what stress may have caused it.• For better outcomes to the situation, it is important that a trust bond is formed between the patient and their healthcare professional. • It is recommended that you continue the treatment for depression for: 1 year if a first episode of depression, 2 years for repeated episodes and longer if there are risk factors for relapse.

Year 8 - Health

By Zara Nevett

DEPRESSION


Comments

  • good0return5f7a4041f02f0 9 months ago

    good0return5f7a4041f02f0's avatar

    Often people wonder how to choose a therapist or even what is psychotherapy. I found the answers at https://drmental.org/. Here you will see many platforms and descriptions for them that deal with psychological health therapy. Virtual psychotherapy helps you feel safe because you can be at home and not have to meet the person in person. Once you have your first session with your therapist, you will immediately set up a schedule and get in touch regularly. Dr. Mental will tell you exactly which site you need, show you all the pros and cons. In general, use it).