The Different Causes of Depression

This essay discusses the different causes of depression, symptoms of the mental disorder, and various treatment methods. It also briefly covers ways to prevent depression.

Cortisol: The Hormone of Stress

Cortisol is a hormone that is produced by the adrenal gland in response to stress. It has various functions in the body, including the regulation of blood sugar levels, metabolism, and immune function. Cortisol also plays a role in learning and memory. Dysregulation of cortisol can lead to behavioral, cognitive, and physiological changes.

The Relationship Between Personality and Depression

This essay discusses different theories about how personality develops, and how different types of personality pathology can be associated with depression. It also reviews different treatments for depression, and looks at how patients with personality pathology may respond to these treatments.

The Impact of Emotions on Physical Health

This essay looks at the link between emotions and physical health, with a focus on emotional processing. It discusses how our emotions can impact our physical health in both positive and negative ways, and how the way we deal with our emotions can also influence our physical health.

The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Preventing Depressive Relapse

The present study sought to evaluate the efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in preventing depressive relapse. Two randomized controlled clinical trials were conducted to support the efficacy of MBCT in averting depressive relapse. Both trials showed that MBCT was more effective than the control condition in preventing depressive relapse. These findings provide strong empirical support for the efficacy of MBCT in preventing depression.

The Effects of Depression in School Children

This essay discusses the causes, effects, and treatment of depression in school children. It describes how depression can affect every area of a child’s life and how it is important to seek professional help if you suspect your child is suffering from depression. The essay also provides tips for helping a child with depression at home.

The Great Depression: A Severe Worldwide Economic Depression

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. The effects of the Great Depression were devastating. Unprecedented levels of unemployment, poverty, and homelessness afflicted millions of Americans. Families were forced to move in with relatives or into crowded urban slums. Many people attempted to find work by hitchhiking or riding trains from one city to another. Children often had to drop out of school to help support their families. Farmers were particularly hard hit; prices for farm products fell sharply, and many farmers lost their land to foreclosure.

The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in the Treatment of Depression

The present study examined the efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in the treatment of depression. The results indicated that MBCT was more effective than cognitive therapy (CT) in reducing levels of negative self-schemata and depression severity. These findings suggest that MBCT is an effective treatment for depression.

The Image of Los Angeles in Art

This essay looks at the way Los Angeles is portrayed in two works of art: Nathanael West’s novel “The Day of the Locust” and Rodger Grossman’s film “What We Do is Secret”. It discusses how both works capture the city’s complex and contradictory image, reflecting the despair and disillusionment that was prevalent during the period in which they were created.