Depression


Depression, it is defined by Webster\'s Unabridged Edition Dictionary as:
in psychology, an emotional condition, either normal or pathological,
characterized by discouragement, a feeling of inadequacy, etc. Also as being
gloomy; dejected; sad.
Depression is the most treatable mental illness, yet the twenty- four
million people caught in it\'s downward spiral each year may feel so isolated
that they never seek help. But life can be joyous again, as those who have been
fully treated know.
There are many different ways to get help, the two major ways are
Psychoanalysis and Psychopharmacology.
Psychoanalysis is defined by Webster\'s Unabridged Edition Dictionary
as: a method developed by Freud and others, of treating neuroses and some other
disorders of the mind.
When you undergo psychoanalysis you go to see a psychoanalyst around
three times a week and you discuss your feelings and thoughts. It is a very long
process.
Psychopharmacology is a combination of psychoanalysis and medications.
These doctors believe that the problem is a chemical imbalance in the brain.
They treat you by giving you certain medicines and talking to you about your
thoughts. Some examples of the medicines are Prozac, Elavil, Sinequan, Trofranil,
and Norpramin. These medicines have certain chemicals that will replace the
certain chemicals that your brain is missing. The most widely used and known
medicine is Prozac. It costs $1.60 per capsule , but it is the most effective
medicine.
I suggest that if you are one of the people that think they are
suffering or are suffering from depression but don\'t seek help should go see
somebody, a doctor counselor, or even a family member, because it could become
worse and may lead to other problems. Don\'t become another statistic.

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