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  Long Depression - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The Long Depression was a economic depression that affected much of the world from the early 1870s until the mid-1890s.
Britain is often considered the hardest hit by the Long Depression, and during this period it lost much of its large industrial lead over the economies of Continental Europe.
Some also argue that the long depression contributed to the revival in colonialism in the late nineteenth century as the western powers sought new markets for their goods.
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 EH.Net Encyclopedia: Depression of 1893
The Depression of 1893 was one of the worst in American history with the unemployment rate exceeding ten percent for half a decade.
This article describes economic developments in the decades leading up to the depression; the performance of the economy during the 1890s; domestic and international causes of the depression; and political and social responses to the depression.
The impact of depression abroad on the flow of capital to this country can be inferred from the history of new capital issues in Britain, the source of perhaps 75 percent of overseas investment in the United States.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Long Depression (1873–1896) affected much of the world from the early 1870s until the mid-1890s and was contemporary with the Second Industrial Revolution.
The "Long Depression" was a period of economic growth in the US that was mistakenly taken for a depression since prices were falling in a period of deflation.
The Long Depression also contributed to the revival of colonialism leading to the New Imperialism period, symbolized by the scramble for Africa, as the western powers sought new markets for their goods.
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Depression, in psychology, is a mood or emotional state that is marked by sadness, inactivity, and a reduced ability to enjoy life.
Depression is characterized by a sad or hopeless mood, pessimistic thinking, a loss of enjoyment and interest in one's usual activities and pastimes, reduced energy and vitality, increased fatigue, slowness of thought and action, loss of appetite, and disturbed sleep or insomnia.
Depression must be distinguished from the grief and low spirits felt in reaction to the death of a loved one or some other unfortunate circumstance.
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 Causes of Teen Depression - Teen Depression
In adolescents, depressed mood is common because of the normal maturation process, the stress associated with it, the influence of sex hormones, and independence conflicts with parents.
True depression in teens is often difficult to diagnose because normal adolescent behavior is marked by both up and down moods, with alternating periods of feeling 'the world is a great place' and 'life sucks'.
Long-term depressive illness usually has its onset in the teen or young adult years -- about 15% to 20% of American teens have experienced a serious episode of depression, which is similar to the proportion of adults suffering from depression.
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 Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) Long Term Treatment
Manic depression, or bipolar affective disorder, is a chronic illness that displays a highly variable course and generally manifests in the second or third decade of life.
Given the long term nature of manicdepression, the therapeutic relationship between patient and doctor (or therapist or treatment team) is pivotal for establishing a solid treatment foundation.
Long term usage does raise the concern of inducing tardive dyskinesia, which is characterized by irreversible, abnormal muscle movements, particularly of the face, hands, and neck.
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 Help For Depression information at VNSTherapy.com
Depression is one of the most commonly occurring and serious illnesses in the United States.
Although some depressions are more difficult to treat than others, psychiatrists will continue to try different treatments until he or she finds the right one.
When depression is treatment resistant, psychiatrists often try treatments that target different chemicals within the brain, either by raising the levels of naturally occurring brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters, or by improving the ability of nerves to process signals.
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 Sliding into the Great Depression
Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz argued that the Depression was the consequence of an incredible sequence of blunders in monetary policy.
All other depressions and recessions are from an aggregate perspective (although not from the perspective of those left unemployed or bankrupt) little more than ripples on the tide of ongoing economic growth.
This doctrine--that in the long run the Great Depression would turn out to have been "good medicine" for the economy, and that proponents of stimulative policies were shortsighted enemies of the public welfare--drew anguished cries of dissent from those less hindered by their theoretical blinders.
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Major depression is manifested by a combination of symptoms that interfere with the ability to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities.
In children, depressive symptoms may be less noticeable by their parents, teachers and others, since children may not be able to express their feelings in the same way as adults.
The depressed child may pretend to be sick, refuse to go to school, cling to a parent, or worry that the parent may die.
www.kidsmentalhealth.org /Depression.html   (1442 words)

 How to Fight Depression
Depression is different from than the temporary sorrows, or despondence, or meloncholies that constantly visit men because of the circumstances of life.
Depression is an affliction of the soul and body which confounds the mind and robs the heart of strength.
His longing for the conversion of the Jews was so intense that he stated that he would be willing to go to hell himself, if it could effect the Salvation of the Jewish nation.
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Depression is a prolonged or deep emotional sensation of sadness, being "blue", or "down." Depressive feelings such as discouragement or sadness are perfectly normal if they do not become too severe or last too long.
If someone is depressed, it is at least twice as likely that a close relative has had or will have depression.
The chemical imbalances associated with depression resemble chemical imbalances in the body that are associated with other common diseases such as diabetes.
www.athealth.com /consumer/disorders/depression.html   (808 words)

 Speak about Women and Depression
Depression is a pervasive and impairing illness that affects both women and men, but women experience depression at roughly twice the rate of men.
At one time, it was commonly thought that women were particularly vulnerable to depression when their children left home and they were confronted with "empty nest syndrome" and experienced a profound loss of purpose and identity.
In mild or moderate depression, one or both of these treatments may be useful, while in severe or incapacitating depression, medication is generally recommended as a first step in the treatment.
www.omh.state.ny.us /omhweb/speak/speakwomen.htm   (4664 words)

 News - FDA Approves Prozac Weekly (Fluoxetine) For Long-Term Depression Treatment
It is indicated for patients whose depressive symptoms have stabilized and who require continuing treatment to prevent a relapse, or return of symptoms.
"Depression can be a recurrent, chronic or long-term illness for most people who suffer from it," said Noel Gardner, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah and chief of consultation psychiatry, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City.
In clinical trials, researchers examined 501 depressed patients who responded well to 13 weeks of therapy with fluoxetine 20 mg and who were then randomly assigned to treatment either with a 90 mg enteric-coated formulation of fluoxetine taken once weekly, fluoxetine at 20 mg daily or placebo for a 25-week, double-blind period.
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Treatment by a sympathetic physician and the family’s emotional support for the new mother are prime considerations in aiding her to recover her physical and mental well-being and her ability to care for and enjoy the infant.
Depression typically shows up in men not as feeling hopeless and helpless, but as being irritable, angry, and discouraged; hence, depression may be difficult to recognize as such in men.
Depression in the elderly, undiagnosed and untreated, causes needless suffering for the family and for the individual who could otherwise live a fruitful life.
www.omh.state.ny.us /omhweb/booklets/depression.htm   (4756 words)

 All About Depression: Medication: Types of Meds
In a depressive cycle the person may have a "low" mood with difficulty concentrating; lack of energy, with slowed thinking and movements; changes in eating and sleeping patterns (usually increases of both in bipolar depression); feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, sadness, worthlessness, guilt; and, sometimes, thoughts of suicide.
Major depression, the kind of depression that will most likely benefit from treatment with medications, is more than just "the blues." It is a condition that lasts 2 weeks or more, and interferes with a person's ability to carry on daily tasks and enjoy activities that previously brought pleasure.
Though the tricyclics are as effective in treating depression as the newer antidepressants, their side effects are usually more unpleasant; thus, today tricyclics such as imipramine, amitriptyline, nortriptyline, and desipramine are used as a second- or third-line treatment.
www.allaboutdepression.com /med_08.html   (6093 words)

 Long Term Care Link - A Comprehensive Resource for Long Term Care
Long term care benefits for veterans include services from Veterans Health Administration, services from state veterans homes and disability income programs such as Compensation or the Aid and Attendance Pension benefit.
Roughly 70% of all long term care is provided in the home primarily by a spouse, a daughter or daughter-in-law.
A scholarly article on recognizing depression in those receiving care and recognizing that treating that depression could result in a better quality of life for the care recipient.
www.longtermcarelink.net   (2478 words)

Depression can be triggered by a life-altering event such as a death, accident or surgery.
Depression can also be caused by hormone shifts, lack of sunlight or other reasons.
For example, long term depression produces high levels of cortisol which damage the hippocampus (memory area of the brain) resulting in long term memory loss.
www.apollohealth.com /newsletter/depression.html   (889 words)

 Answers to Questions about Depression and Children 6 to 12 years olf
Depressive symptoms that are clearly associated with a child's separation from those to whom he or she is attached.
Depressed patients are trained to recognize the connections between their thoughts, feelings, and behavior; to monitor their negative thoughts; to challenge their negative thoughts with evidence; to substitute more reality-based interpretations for their usual interpretations; and to focus on new behaviors outside treatment.
Depressive symptoms are considered to be the result of deficits from one or more areas and are reflected in attending to negative events, setting unreasonable self- evaluation criteria for performance, setting unrealistic expectations, providing insufficient reinforcement, and too much self-punishment.
www.oregoncounseling.org /Handouts/DepressionChildren.htm   (1509 words)

Depression in the elderly is a growing concern and is considered a serious public health problem because it is not a normal consequence of aging.
Depression is known to be under-recognized and under-treated, especially in non-psychiatric settings like hospitals, outpatient settings, and nursing homes.
Functional and cognitive decline is common with depression and one study revealed Major Depressive Disorder to be an independent factor that increased the risk of death by 59% in the nursing home setting.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4100/is_200408/ai_n9452675   (772 words)

 ScienceDaily: Even Mild Depression Increases Long-Term Mortality In Heart Failure
While it has been known that depression is associated with higher short-term mortality rates, this is the first study to measure the long-term risks of depression, they said.
It is known that depressed patients have altered blood platelet aggregation properties, elevated immune-inflammatory responses and a decrease in the heart's ability to react appropriately to the stresses of everyday life, she said.
While anxiety is often present with depression, previous studies by Jiang have shown that depression appears to be the main risk factor for these patients.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/03/050309101457.htm   (1131 words)

 Depression : Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Depression is perhaps the most common of all mental health problems, currently felt to affect one in every four adults to some degree.
Depression is a problem with mood/feeling in which the mood is described as sad, feeling down in the dumps, being blue, or feeling low.
While the depressed mood is present, evidence is also present which reflects the neurochemical or "brain chemistry" aspects of depression with the depressed individual experiencing poor concentration/attention, loss of energy, accelerated thought/worry, sleep/appetite disturbance, and other physical manifestations.
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 Managing Depression in the Elderly Long-Term Care Resident
Ten to fifteen percent of depressed patients are misdiagnosed with dementia due to a phenomenon of presentation unique to the depressed elderly.
In general, a seasoned consultant should always be on the lookout for markers pointing to a probable depression in an undiagnosed patient, researching for a potential cause for those already diagnosed, and always carefully monitoring all aspects of a patient's drug regimen.
With clearly diagnosed depression, continued use of antidepressants in the long-term care geriatric population should be the norm, not the exception.
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By the time many people decide to seek therapy, they are, at the same time, feeling that its too late to save their union.
Depression must be treated first in order to give you the emotional where-with-all to address your spouse and family issues.
People can suffer from depression, particularly long standing depression, and not be aware they are depressed because it feels normal to them.
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 Depression Fact Sheet: Depression Statistics and Depression Causes
Depressive disorders affect approximately 18.8 million American adults or about 9.5% of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.
Depression will be the second largest killer after heart disease by 2020 -- and studies show depression is a contributory factor to fatal coronary disease.
Chronic or life-long (endogenous) depression is caused by trauma in childhood which includes: emotional, physical or sexual abuse; yelling or threats of abuse; neglect (even two parents working); criticism; inappropriate or unclear expectations; maternal separation; conflict in the family; divorce; family addiction; violence in the family, neighborhood or TV; racism and poverty.
www.upliftprogram.com /depression_stats.html   (2350 words)

 Advice on battling long-term depression   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I have seen psychiatrists and counsellors and the general consensus is that my depression is simply a lack of serotonin.
Your depression is not so much a "lack of seretonin" than a decreased activity of existing serotonin in your central nervose system.
Depression is an illness: it is not a "weakness" on your part.
www.holysmoke.org /dp001/01.htm   (638 words)

 RECOGNITION AND TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION IN LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES Medicine and Health Rhode Island - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Depression in the elderly is a growing concern and is considered a serious public health problem because it is not a normal consequence of aging.
Depression is known to be under-recognized and under-treated, especially in non-psychiatric settings like hospitals, outpatient settings, and nursing homes.
Functional and cognitive decline is common with depression and one study revealed Major Depressive Disorder to be an independent factor that increased the risk of death by 59% in the nursing home setting.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4100/is_200408/ai_n9452675   (772 words)

 Clinical Depression-A simple self-therapy for non-acute cases
Depression due to death of a person or pet is very common.
To lessen depression, the subconscious has to be given commands (suggestions) that are acceptable to the conscious mind.
Chronic depression, in my experience, is the easiest to work with because its roots are from long ago--stuff that is over and done with as a rule.
www.psychresearch.com /depression.html   (3547 words)

 Anxiety And Depression — The Long Wait For Therapy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anxiety Depression and Its Symptoms Current statistics show that at least one out of every four women (compared to one out of ten men) will have some form of depression during their lifetime.
Depression: Based on a True Story “Ring, ring.” The crisis operator answers the phone to a woman pleading to let her daughter know that she loves her.
Depression Mantra Depression is the most prevalent of all the emotional disorders.
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