Analyse and Evaluate the Impact Depression

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Analyse and evaluate the impactdepression may have on the individual,their family and the community.
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................11. Impact of Depression on individual...................................................................................12. Impact of depression on family..........................................................................................23. Impact of depression on community..................................................................................3CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................3REFERENCES................................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTIONDepression is a psychological disorderthat links with the symptoms likedepressed mood,loss of interest or pleasure, feeling of guilt and irritation, felling worthless, poor concentrationand the disturbed sleep. The present report describes the impact of the depression on individual,family and community. The people lives get ruined through facing such mental stigma. Theoverall report relates to the depression in the older adults.1. Impact of Depression on individualRestlessness- Depression is the mental disorder that causes anxiety among the old ageindividual which leads to restlessness.By going through such phase the individual feels'difficulty in taking rest and sitting straight. Restlessness creates trouble for the old ageindividual in concentrating and they feel like their mind is not working or going blankbecause of this mental disability. (García-Toroand et.al., 2016). It makes the body feelfatigued, tensed and agitated. It affects the ability of the individual to sleep and capacityto work properly.Physical Symptoms-An Individual's physical health and body gets affected in suchdepressive phaselike it causes gain or loss in the weight, may experience unexpectedpain including headache and chronic pain in the breast (Oh, K.Y. and et. al., 2019). It alsoreduces the morale and motivation of the individual to live positive so it increases theheart disease among the people. It also impacts the immune system of the elderly orsenior person and leads to inflammation in the body as well.Irritability-It is an agitation feeling that the person faces when he or she becomefrustrated or get upset(Almarzooqi, and et.al., 2017). At time of depression, theindividual experiences stressful circumstances like poor self-care that generates a feelingof irritation among the old age people and due to that the mental state of the personimpacts adversely.Fear of Death-The old people has a huge fear of death so in this depressed phase theyget more stressed by thinking of their deathandlose the hope of living a longer life(Haigh, E. A., Bogucki, Sigmon and Blazer, 2018).Other illnesses-Going through other diseases like diabetes, thyroid and blood pressurealso acts a major factor for increasing the depression in the old age individual as they1
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