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Diagnosis And Treatment Of Depression In The Elderly
1,256 words... g interest in the results of cognitive therapy on elderly depressed patients. In addition to the success, the US National Institute of Health consensus conference highlighted the need for continued development in this area (January 1997). The types of psychological treatments used on the elderly are specifically designed for aged persons. The central idea in cognitive therapy is to take the negative self-opinion and teach ways to reverse this opinion. Validation and reminiscence are examples...
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Children And Adolescents Signs And Symptoms
1,402 wordsAbstract Two percent of preteens and five percent of adolescents suffer from depression (web 2004). There are specific signs and symptoms associated with depression, which are helpful in detection of the illness. There are various ways to treat depression, such as medication, group therapy, and / or herbal supplements. There are pros and cons with each treatment, but the worst coincides with the medication -suicide. Much research has been conducted, which will be discussed in the paper that has ...
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Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
3,264 wordsBrain Chemistry and Recent Advances The mysteries surrounding the complexity of the brain and how it works has led scientists in diverse fields to search for answers. Chemicals in the brain and the reactions that take place are being understood now more than ever due to continuing research in genetics, pharmacology, and mental illness. Study and research in genetics has helped identify some of the genes involved in producing, receiving, or sending certain chemical reactions, the way they work, a...
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Seasonal Affective Disorder Children And Adolescents
1,612 wordsDepression is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a profound and long-lasting sadness or despair. It affects approximately 18 million people in the United States every year and not all of them are old enough to vote. Everyone experiences some unhappiness, often as a result of a change, either in the form of a setback or a loss. The painful feelings that accompany these events are usually appropriate, necessary, and transitory and can even present an opportunity for personal growth. However, ...
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Low Blood Pressure Symptoms Of Depression
2,478 wordsMental disorders are becoming more prevalent in today? s society as people add stress and pressure to their daily lives. The elderly population is not eliminated as a candidate for a disorder just because they may be retired. In fact, mental disorders affect 1 in 5 elderly people. One would think that with disorders being rather prevalent in this age group that there would be an abundance of treatment programs, but this is not the case. Because the diagnosis of an individual? s mental state is s...
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Tricyclic Antidepressants Coronary Artery
4,629 wordsCardiac Location and Structures The heart is the driving force of the circulatory system, contracting about 70 times / minute to pump an adequate volume of blood with sufficient pressure to perfuse all body organs and tissues. The muscular organ, about the size of a clenched fist, weights from 300 to 400 g. It is located within the mediastinum of the thoracic cavity, above the diaphragm and between the lungs. This location subjects the heart? s activity to influence from all pressure variances d...
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Mental Health Association American Journal Of Psychiatry
2,440 wordsAt first it Prozac Abstract At first it was the cure all people were looking for. Then it became the drug they were afraid to take. Somewhere between these two extremes lies the truth about the drug Fluoxetine, better known as Prozac, the most widely prescribed drug on the globe. It is mainly prescribed to patients suffering from clinical depression. It was first brought to the market in 1988 by the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly co. Even though it was originally prescribed for depression, it ha...
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