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Major Depressive Disorder And Social Security Disability

Major Depressive Disorder And Social Security Disability

Often described as uncontrollable feelings of sadness, unhappiness, or misery, major depression or major depressive disorder can have a serious impact on an individual’s life and well being. While most individuals experience periods of depression during different difficult times in their lives, major depressive disorder (also known as major depression, clinical depression, and recurrent depression) occurs when feelings of depression persist over a long period of time, amounting to several weeks to months.

The precise cause of major depressive disorder is unknown. Some studies show that major depression can be caused by certain events, but the imbalances of brain chemicals in many sufferers of major depressive disorder show that there may also be biological, or even sometimes genetic causes. Though these chemical imbalances have been show to run in the family, it is not uncommon for individuals to develop them even without a family history. Outside factors that seem to contribute to major depression include: Drug or Alcohol Abuse, Medical Conditions, Prescription Drugs (Steroids), Trouble Sleeping, and Major Life Changes: Trouble in school, break ups, divorce, abuse or neglect and loss of job are some examples.

There are a wide variety of symptoms …