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52. What is depression?
Helen M. Farrell
<4:14>   December 2015

 

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<Key Vocabularyu>
Write the meaning(s) of each word. Write an example sentence (example sentences) if you need.

(1) (pop up) out of blue

(2) linger

(3) consecutive

(4) worthless

(5) recurrent

(6) manifestation

(7) frontal lobe

(8) microscale

(9) abnormal

(10) depletion

(11) neurotransmitter

(12) serotonin

(13) norepinephrine

(14) dopamine

(15) blunt

(16) circadian

(17) cortisol

(18) deregulation

(19) thyroid

(20) intangible

(21) electroconvulsive

(22) seizure

(23) promising

(24) insurmountable





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<Questions>

  1. Which of the following statements is not true?
  1. Depression comes from depressing feelings.
  2. Depression is the leading cause of the disability in the world.
  3. About 10% of adults in the US struggle with depression.
  4. Depression is a medical disorder.

 

  1. Which of the following is not mentioned in the speech as a symptom of depression?
  1. low concentration
  2. being violent
  3. sleeping too much
  4. loss of interest in things you would normally enjoy

 

  1. What will happen to your frontal lobe and hippocampus if you are depressed (not feeling depressed)?

    

 




  1. Which of the following is not associated with depression?
  1. hormone abnormalities
  2. blunted circadian rhythms
  3. changes in the REM cycle in your sleep
  4. increase of certain neurotransmitters, such as serotine, norepinephrine, and dopamine

 

  1. Although scientists have not clearly found what causes depression, it seems to have to do with two factors. What are they?

     (1)                        

     (2)                       

 

  1. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, how long does it usually take for the average person suffering with a mental illness to ask for help?

 

     



 

  1. Which of the following is not an example of treatments for depression?
    1. therapy
    2. electroconvulsive therapy
    3. hormone injections
    4. medication

 

  1. List 3 ways to help someone struggling with depression.

    (1)                               

   (2)                               

   (3)                               

 

  1. Write “T” if the statement is true and “F” if the statement is false.
  1.  If you haven’t experienced depression yourself, avoid comparing their condition to times you’ve felt down.                   
  2.    Just talking about depression openly will not provide enough support.           
  3.    Scientists will be able to develop better treatments if more patients seek for help because it will provide more opportunity for scientists to learn about depression.            
  4. Open conversation about mental illness will reinforce stigma and make it more difficult for people to ask for help.          

 




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<Answers>

  1. Which of the following statements is not true?
  1. Depression comes from depressing feelings.
  2. Depression is the leading cause of the disability in the world.
  3. About 10% of adults in the US struggle with depression.
  4. Depression is a medical disorder.

 

  1. Which of the following is not mentioned in the speech as a symptom of depression?
  1. low concentration
  2. being violent
  3. sleeping too much
  4. loss of interest in things you would normally enjoy

 

  1. What will happen to your frontal lobe and hippocampus if you are depressed (not feeling depressed)?

    They will become smaller. 

 




  1. Which of the following is not associated with depression?
  1. hormone abnormalities
  2. blunted circadian rhythms
  3. changes in the REM cycle in your sleep
  4. increase of certain neurotransmitters, such as serotine, norepinephrine, and dopamine

 

  1. Although scientists have not clearly found what causes depression, it seems to have to do with two factors. What are they?

     (1)   genes                

     (2)  environment   

 

  1. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, how long does it usually take for the average person suffering with a mental illness to ask for help?

      10 years     




 

  1. Which of the following is not an example of treatments for depression?
    1. therapy
    2. electroconvulsive therapy
    3. hormone injections
    4. medication

 

  1. List 3 ways to help someone struggling with depression.

    (1)   gently encourage them to seek out some help        

   (2)  offer to help with specific tasks    

   (3)  point out that depression is a medical condition      
(other possible answers)
look up therapists in the area / make a list of questions to ask a doctor /
point out it is not a weakness or a personality trait

 

  1. Write “T” if the statement is true and “F” if the statement is false.
  1.  If you haven’t experienced depression yourself, avoid comparing their condition to times you’ve felt down.             T    
  2.    Just talking about depression openly will not provide enough support.     F   
  3.    Scientists will be able to develop better treatments if more patients seek for help because it will provide more opportunity for scientists to learn about depression.        T    
  4. Open conversation about mental illness will reinforce stigma and make it more difficult for people to ask for help.     F    

  

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