The impact of exercise on women who suffer from depression

Introduction Depression is viewed as a psychological reaction to environmental pressure. People from different ethnic groups, age, and social status are all vulnerable to depression. However, in all these categories, studies show that women are more vulnerable to depression than men (Beck & Alford, 2009). The causes of depression in women are associated with their […]

Depression in the Elderly

How might depression in the elderly differ from depression in younger people? Major depressive disorders among older people are estimated at between 1% and 4%. In spite of this, nearly 2 million individuals aged 65 years and above suffer from a depressive illness (Ashford & Lecroy, 2010). Depression in the elderly differs from depression in […]

Poly-Substance Abuse in Adolescent Males with Depression

Abstract It is projected that poly-substance abuse is the major cause of depression because there are high chances that a depressed individual is a frequent user of poly-substances. Poly-substance abuse forces people to abandon their social roles, which lead to depression. This paper looks at the ways in which poly-substance abuse is related to depression. […]

How Does Peer Pressure Contribute to Adolescent Depression?

Depression is one of the most widespread psychological problems adolescents face now. It has been acknowledged that a number of factors contribute to development of adolescent depression. Notably, peer pressure is one of the most significant factors that cause development of depressive symptoms. At this period of their lives, adolescents need to feel a part […]

How Do Genetic and Environmental Factors Contribute To The Expression of Depression?

Abstract Depression affects very many individuals in the world and results in reduced productivity in the workplace. Depressed individuals experience feelings of hopelessness and helplessness which makes them have negative perceptions about their immediate environment and some even develop suicidal thoughts. This paper will look at the link between genetic factors and the environment on […]

Depression and Cognitive Therapy

Depression is one of the common psychiatric disorders that are known as the leading cause of disability globally. Depression is considered as a recurring disorder. There are various medications that have been established for the treatment and management of depression conditions. Some medications that are used to treat as well as manage depression are purely […]

Depression: A Critical Evaluation

Introduction Available literature demonstrates that depression is not only the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States and other developed countries, but also the leading cause of death globally. Depressive disorders, such as major depressive disorder, postpartum depression, dysthymic disorder, and bipolar disorder, among others, are believed to affect about 18.8 million […]

Depression in female adolescents

Abstract Depression in Adolescent stage is one of the most rampant and overlooked problem in our present society. Regrettably, females are the common victims of depression in the adolescent stage. The probability of women suffering from depression in the adolescent stage is higher than men. An individual suffering from depression normally exhibits certain symptoms. These […]

Depression: Law Enforcement Officers and Stress

Depression is a psychological disorder that results from traumatic experiences that people encounter in life. National Institute of Mental Health explains that, “when a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her” (2010, […]

Social Influences on Behavior: Towards understanding Depression and Alcoholism based on Social Situations

In our daily endeavors, we go through social experiences that impact upon our behavior in major ways. The society itself is a conglomeration of many laws, moral obligations, and values that dictates how members should behave (Schueler, 1997). Though we may not agree with some laws set by society, we are forced to toe the […]

Depression in Older Adults

Abstract This paper examines depression amongst the old adult population in the world with specific references to the United States of America. It gives a background on what depression is and discusses situation under which it develops in older adult population. Besides, it examines depression in older adult population in relation to such factors as […]

Childhood Depression

Introduction The mental challenge of depression is crosscutting in affecting persons of all age levels, races, nationality, ethnicity, cultures and regions of the world. In as much as it affects adults even so it does afflict adolescents and young children alike. Childhood depression is mostly triggered by the prevailing psychosocial environment within the child’s vicinity. […]

Correlation between Multiple Pregnancies and Postpartum Depression/Psychosis

Introduction Currently, there is an ever increasing incidence of multiple births especially in the developed nations and this is mainly attributed to increase in assisted reproductive technologies. Such multiple pregnancies have well known risks on the infants as well as risks on the mother, more so related to premature births. Although there is a broad […]

The Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI) Measure

Introduction Psychological measure determines psychotic properties like depression. The Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI) measures the level of depression in children. It is necessary to carry out this measure since it helps in identifying the children who are suffering from depression and decide on the appropriate intervention for them in time. This will help in improving […]

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) In Treating Depression

Introduction Commonly referred as CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach through which people change the way they think (cognitive) and what they do (behaviour) 1 . These changes come through changes resulting from setting goals and achieving them. In treating depression, CBT has found wide application due to its satisfying positive results. Instead […]

Teen depression

Introduction A considerable number of teenagers around the globe extensively suffer from depression. Depression can lead to several unpleasant behaviors, especially when left unattended. However, in as much as the teen are extremely vulnerable to depressions, most of them adopt several mechanisms that significantly assist them in containing their situation. Although, the methods employed vary […]

Depression: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Human beings have experienced psychological disorders since the ancient ages which can be categorized into different groups. Psychological or otherwise known as mental disorders can be defined as patterns of behavioral expression or mental symptoms that can have various impacts on someone’s normal life (Anderson, 2002). Usually, they make the individual to be greatly distressed. […]

Depression Levels and Development

Introduction The human brain processes are controlled by chemical activities. Complex nerve systems, including the brain, are facilitated by chemical actions. Substances known as neurotransmitters support information spread between nerves and the brain. The substances have specified functionality. Reduced levels of neurotransmitters can alter an individual’s frame of mind. The individual can develop disheartened, nervous, […]

Depression Disorder

Most people feel depressed or sad from time to time. Being in such a state can be a natural reaction to loss, life’s problems, and similar issues. Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity which has the ability to affect one’s thoughts, general behavior, feelings and ultimately one’s physical well being. […]