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Making The World A Better Place

Akin’s foundation is set up to draw attention to a prevalent mental health condition that has plagued our generation and devastated a good number of youths but yet is often difficult to diagnose and treat.

This situation is in part due to the society’s perception about how to treat people with this condition and in part due to lack of knowledge about the issues surrounding the condition. 

Major depressive disorder(MDD) alias Depression, is a mental disorder characterized by at least a 2weeks history of low mood, severe and persistent enough to interfere with one’s daily life function. Statistic available globally suggest that it occurs in 20% of women and 12% in men.

What Depression is and is not.

In depression, there is a change in the daily functions of the affected person. For example a person who would eat heavily may start to eat less and vice versa. The condition can be diagnosed using the Diagnostic Structural Manual (v) criteria listed below:

A) Presenting with 5 out of 9 symptoms; (1) Depressed mood. (2) Decreased interest. (3) Agitation. (4) Insomia/ Hypersomnia. (5) Weight loss/ weight gain (6) Fatigue (7) Feeling of worthlessness. (8) Loss of concentration (9) Suicidality

B) Significant Distress to Daily life

C) No history of Substance or Alcohol abuse

D) No history of manic or hyper manic episode

There are about 4 different subtypes of depression;

1: Postpartum depression(after birth changes)

2: A typical depression(mood reactivity)

3: Melancholic depression (no interest, feels life is not enjoyable)

4: Dysthymia depression (long term (for 2years)) 

Here are some of the outlined causes of this condition;

  • Genetically inherited
  • Defective body chemicals(serotonin, dopamine)
  • Environmental factors (Death, Abuse, Divorce 
Treatment available would be any of the following;
  • Family support (show love and concern.)
  • Physical activities (exercise, outing, dieting)
  • Psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral therapy)
  • Medication (Antidepressants)

Making The World A Better Place

Akin’s foundation is set up to draw attention to a prevalent mental health condition that has plagued our generation and devastated a good number of youths but yet is often difficult to diagnose and treat.

This situation is in part due to the society’s perception about how to treat people with this condition and in part due to lack of knowledge about the issues surrounding the condition. 

Major depressive disorder(MDD) alias Depression, is a mental disorder characterized by at least a 2weeks history of low mood, severe and persistent enough to interfere with one’s daily life function. Statistic available globally suggest that it occurs in 20% of women and 12% in men.

In depression, there is a change in the daily functions of the affected person. For example a person who would eat heavily may start to eat less and vice versa. The condition can be diagnosed using the Diagnostic Structural Manual (v) criteria listed below:

A) Presenting with 5 out of 9 symptoms; (1) Depressed mood. (2) Decreased interest. (3) Agitation. (4) Insomia/ Hypersomnia. (5) Weight loss/ weight gain (6) Fatigue (7) Feeling of worthlessness. (8) Loss of concentration (9) Suicidality

B) Significant Distress to Daily life

C) No history of Substance or Alcohol abuse

D) No history of manic or hyper manic episode

There are about 4 different subtypes of depression;

1: Postpartum depression(after birth changes)

2: Atypical depression(mood reactivity)

3: Melancholic depression (no interest, feels life is not enjoyable)

4: Dysthymia depression (long term (for 2years)) 

Here are some of the outlined causes of this condition;

  • Genetically inherited
  • Defective body chemicals(serotonin, dopamine)
  • Environmental factors (Death , Abuse,Divorce 
 
Treatment available would be any of the following;
  • Family support.(show love and concern.)
  • Physical activities(exercise, outing, dieting)
  • Psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral therapy)
  • Medication (Antidepressants)

In depression, there is a change in the daily functions of the affected person. For example a person who would eat heavily may start to eat less and vice versa. The condition can be diagnosed using the Diagnostic Structural Manual (v) criteria listed below:

A) Presenting with 5 out of 9 symptoms; (1) Depressed mood. (2) Decreased interest. (3) Agitation. (4) Insomia/ Hypersomnia. (5) Weight loss/ weight gain (6) Fatigue (7) Feeling of worthlessness. (8) Loss of concentration (9) Suicidality

B) Significant Distress to Daily life

C) No history of Substance or Alcohol abuse

D) No history of manic or hyper manic episode

There are about 4 different subtypes of depression;

1: Postpartum depression(after birth changes)

2: Atypical depression(mood reactivity)

3: Melancholic depression (no interest, feels life is not enjoyable)

4: Dysthymia depression (long term (for 2years)) 

Here are some of the outlined causes of this condition;

  • Genetically inherited
  • Defective body chemicals(serotonin, dopamine)
  • Environmental factors (Death , Abuse,Divorce)
  • Treatment available would be any of the following;
Family support.(show love and concern.)
Physical activities(exercise, outing, dieting)
Psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral therapy)
Medication (Antidepressants)

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