Major Depressive Disorder
COURSE#: PRN1555 Psychosocial Nursing Section 02
May 17th, 2020
Title: Major Depressive Disorder
Thesis: Depressive syndrome can be caused by many current factors.
I. What exactly is Depression?
A. Depression, or (major depressive disorder), is quite common and is a very serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you behave.
B. History of depression
II. Depression has many faces
A. Types of depression
1) Major Depression
2) Persistent Depression
3) Manic depression, or bipolar disorder
4) Postpartum Depression
B. Factors that cause depression
3) Environmental factors
III. Effects of depression on the brain
A. The hippocampus
C. The prefrontal cortex
IV. How is depression diagnosed?
V. Treating depression
C. Brain stimulation therapies
VI. Demographics of depression
D. Older adults
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