My First Mental Hospital Experience (MDD & GAD misdiagnosis)

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Since most folks get stressed out from time to time, there is that endless question if depression is indeed a illness. The answer is: yes. The deadly one, that is. It has been said that about one out of 8 United States residents will likely become clinically depressed. Some experience it once in a lifetime, while others have multiple episodes.

This is a fact: if the person gets depressed for the first time, there is a 40 percent chance that this individual will fall to the same predicament again. And come the second time, you will find the threat that this individual will go to a third manic depression episode.

Manic depression is a real illness as it involves the mental, psychological and even physical function of the person. It is not just a transitive sad feeling that will go away when one wills it to. There are symptoms and signs as well as corresponding treatment. If not managed properly and immediately, it may increase to worse conditions. Like any other illness, depression in addition has variations.

There are 3 kinds of depressive disorders: major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and dysthymic disorder.

Major depression is a culmination of all symptoms and signs that get involved with one’s power to work normally. It can happen once, but recurring episodes are a possibility.

Its less severe friend is dysthymia which is characterized by similar symptoms of major depression, only they don’t totally interfere with one’s activities. A person that has dysthymic disorder may suffer major depressive disorder sometime during his life.

Bipolar disorder is also a kind of major depression that involves drastic mood changes, from being very high a minute or so to severely depressed the next. The manic cycle may make the individual hyper and overenthusiastic but it changes as soon as the stressed out cycle hits. The depressed cycle encompasses all the symptoms of depression.

Because depression is a disease, there are symptoms. Again, they are the next:

1. Persistent “empty” feeling

2. Unbelievable hopelessness

3. Feeling guilty and hopeless all the time

4. Absence or loss of pursuits in activities that used to bring joy to the individual and this includes sex.

5. Dominant fatigue

6. Has a difficult time {making|taking decisions

7. Development of rest problems

8. Loss of appetite and drastic weight change or loss

9. Suicidal attempts plus thoughts.

10. Pronounced irritability

11. Physical aches and discomfort which have no physiological basis

The good news is at the end of this dark tunnel called depression, there is great hope. Treatment is available in 3 types: hypnosis, antidepressant medicine and the combination of both. There are also times when electroconvulsive remedy (ECT) and light remedy are use.

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