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Gender Differences in Depression

Gender Differences in Depression

Am I depressed? That question is posed somewhere in the world countless times each day. Even though depression is widespread and considered a serious condition, it can manifest very differently in men and women.

While most statistics indicate that depression occurs twice as frequently in women as men, some experts suspect

6. Depression in Children

All children get sad from time to time. Often they seem to respond dramatically to the slightest frustration, like losing a toy or not getting their favorite dessert. Yet for some children, low or disrupted mood is an everyday occurrence. About five percent of children and adolescents are depressed at

5. Treatments for Depression

Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even

4. Diagnosing Depression

Once you’ve made that important first step to go see your doctor or a mental health professional for your depression symptoms, these experts will give you a comprehensive assessment to determine whether you are indeed suffering from the condition. This section describes some of the things that might happen during

3. Depression Affects People Differently

As you may have noticed, the list of symptoms associated with depression is long, and most people only have a few of them. The truth is, depression affects everyone differently. In this chapter, we will review how this condition can affect everyday life and how it most commonly appears among

2. Types of Depression

Depression is a complex condition that comes in many forms. In order to help tease apart the different ways depression can manifest and help clinicians choose the right treatments, the condition is classified into several different types. The two main types are known as major depressive disorder (also called clinical

6. How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects Mental Function

A person with Alzheimer’s disease will have increasing difficulty with memory, language, time perception, visual-spatial orientation, and problem-solving ability. Mood and behavior changes will also occur. But these don’t come on suddenly. A person with Alzheimer’s disease won’t be entirely normal one day and completely incapacitated the next. The effects

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